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Sausage Banh Mi Salad with Jalapeños, Herbs & Garlic Crostini.

  • 1 head
    butter (Boston) lettuce
  • 2 medium
  • 1 small bunch
  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 1 small pkg
    fresh mint
  • 2 cloves
  • 2
    jalapeño peppers
  • 1
  • 4
    pork sausages
  • 1 bunch
  • 2
    whole grain buns or rolls
    chili-garlic sauce
    extra virgin olive oil
    fish sauce
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 head butter (Boston) lettuce
    2 medium carrots
    1 bunch radish
    1 English cucumber
    2 jalapeño peppers
    1 small pkg fresh mint
    1 small bunch cilantro
    1 lime
  • 3
    Place sausages on a baking sheet pan and place in the oven (it doesn't have to be fully heated); bake until sausages are cooked through, 12-15 minutes.
    4 pork sausages
  • 4
    Meanwhile, chop or tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a large salad bowl.
  • 5
    Peel and thinly slice carrots into rounds; add to the bowl with the lettuce.
  • 6
    Trim and thinly slice radishes; add to the bowl.
  • 7
    Trim and thinly slice cucumber into rounds; add to the bowl.
  • 8
    Trim and thinly slice jalapeños into rounds; add to the bowl. (Be careful, with jalapeños, do not touch your eyes and ensure you wash your hands after handling or wear gloves while preparing.)
  • 9
    Pick mint leaves off the stems. Shave cilantro leaves off the stems; discard stems and add leaves to the bowl. Toss to combine the salad and set aside.
  • 10
    When the sausages are done cooking, remove to a cutting board. Slice into ½-inch thick pieces, at an angle, and set aside.
  • 11
    Peel and mince garlic.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 12
    Slice rolls in half and place on the baking sheet, cut-side up. Drizzle with oil, then sprinkle with minced garlic. Place in the oven and toast until golden, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut in half.
    2 whole grain buns or rolls
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 13
    Meanwhile, juice the lime into a small bowl. Add mayo, honey, chili-garlic sauce, and fish sauce; whisk to combine the dressing.
    ¼ cup mayonnaise
    4 tsp honey
    4 tsp chili-garlic sauce
    2 tsp fish sauce
  • 14
    To serve, divide salad, sausage, and crostini between plates or bowls. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!