Dried beef salad is a popular and delicious recipe in Vietnam. It has gradually become a familiar snack in street food and in Vietnamese wedding parties and death anniversaries. Savoring the utter spiciness of chili, the spicy sweet of the dried beef, the crispiness of julienned green papaya, the pungent flavor of herbs and the nutty taste of roasted peanut, you are bound to comprehend how far-reaching its coverage is. A colorful dish with the wonderful taste and aroma definitely satisfies all gourmets. You can make dried beef salad yourself to treat your family and friends.



– 1 medium-sized papaya, peeled and sliced into julienned strips

– 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into julienned strips

– 5 ounces dried beef 

– 3 tablespoons peanut, mashed and roasted

– Coriander, cockscomb mint and basil, finely chopped.

Salad Dressing:

– 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice

– 3 tablespoons fish sauce

– 1 tablespoon sugar

– 3 chopped garlic cloves

– 2 chilies, finely sliced

– A cup of water


  1. Add 2 teaspoons salt into papaya and carrot, peeled and sliced into julienned strips. Mix and rinse them after 5 minutes.
  2. Make salad dressing: Mix sugar, water, and vinegar or lemon juice, fish sauce in a bowl. Toss all ingredients and then add garlic and strips of chili.
  3. Combine papaya, carrot, coriander, cockscomb mint and basil in a large bowl and then pour the dressing into bowl, toss the mixture finely, top it with roasted peanuts and dried beef.

Done ! Time to enjoy !