Authentic Vietnamese Goi Recipe

Goi is a traditional Vietnamese salad prepared using a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs. It is served cold and is a popular appetizer or side dish. This traditional recipe typically features iceberg lettuce, carrots, daikon, celery, and mint, but feel free to switch up the ingredients with whatever you have available.


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 small daikon radish, peeled and shredded
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. In a large bowl, combine the iceberg lettuce, carrots, daikon, celery, and mint. Mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour the fish sauce mixture over the salad and mix until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy your homemade goi salad! This is a light, healthy and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish.