Vietnamese Salad Sandwich (Nigella’s Cookalong)


Having a cooking club is something funny that helps you share with others recipes and tips. From one single recipe, you can get hundreds of variations. In A Cat Party we put our money where our mouth is. We have our own cooking club, and we’d love you to join us! That’s one of the reasons why I decided to be part of other cooking clubs, and post those recipes in this blog in order you also join them if you want. One of them is Nigella Lawson’s cookalong.

It is very easy to participate, you only have to make the month’s recipe and take a photo. Then, go to Nigella’s website and upload your pic. Appart from sharing your recipe with the members, you can win one of Nigella’s books. Obviously, the book would be great, but in A Cat Party we are doing it for the fun! This month’s recipe was VIetnamese chicken and mint salad.

Here’s our twist of the recipe by Nigella: Vietnamese Salad Sandwich.

For this recipe you will need:


1 garlic clove

2 tbsp Rice Vinegar

2 tbsp Fish Sauce

4 tbsp olive oil

1/6 red cabbage

Hot chilli

1 shallot

2 carrots


Wholewheat bread

Roasted chicken (1 breast and 1 tigh)

Chicken skin (roasted)

1 heaped tbsp of dark muscovado sugar

1 1/2 lime juice



Dice the garlic and shallot very small, mix with the chilli and add the olive oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice and sugar. Add chopped mint, the amount you wish. I used a good amount, because I love the taste of mint with the lime. Don’t add salt, be careful with the fish sauce because it is salty. Just try it before finishing the recipe in case you need more salt, sugar, or acidity.

Dice the chicken and add it to the previous ingredients. Mix well and put aside.

Toast the bread until it is a bit golden, but not too much (for this quantities, you can make more or less 4 sandwiches).

With a potato peeler, make some carrot peels. Shred the cabbage and put a layer of carrot peels and a layer of shredded cabbage on a toast. Add the chicken mixture and then, on top, add the chicken skin. It is very important to have a well roasted chicken skin, in order to provide crunchiness to the sandwich, as well as flavour. Don’t add a lot, though, less is more in this case.

At home, we really liked the twist on Nigella’s salad, and we’ll be doing this sandwiches again and again. The good thing is that you can use chicken leftovers. So, you know what to do when you have some chicken on the fridge.


To finish, I leave a form here in case you want to join our cooking club. You can also send a message to

Good Day!

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