Vietnamese Lemon Beef Salad (Bo Tai Chanh)

So this my attempt to one of my favorite dishes by the same name at Tu Lan. I attempted to make a healthier version since the original dish has dubious ingredients and it’s MSG-ridden. This is a super simple recipe and healthy recipe perfect for an easy meal!


  • 2 Cups of thinly sliced Cabbage
  • ½ cup of shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup of green onion, cut on a bias
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 4 Tablespoons of Meyer lemon supreme
  • 2 Teaspoons of Meyer lemon zest.
  • Slices of beef
  • Peanuts for garnishing


Thinly slice cabbage, shred carrots, and slice green onions in a bias. Make lemon supremes and zest.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with the dressing, Vietnamese Dipping Sauce  “Nuoc Cham”.  Garnish with beef and top with peanuts. I had beef left over from this recipe!