Salad Season and Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Salad

Today I’m guest posting over at The Life of Clare.

A few days ago we had a horrible cold snap that plummeted temperatures down around the 10 degree mark (50F).  Today it was 35C (95F) and I definitely know what I prefer.

When the weather is this lovely, we like to eat salads.  Here is a family favourite of ours:  A Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Salad that is so refreshing it’s perfect for balmy evenings or lunch with the girls.

Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Salad

If you like Asian salads, hop on over to The Life of Clare for the recipe.

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  1. Minnesota Prairie Roots says:

    What is the coldest temps typically dip? I have no idea. Last night one of the Twin Cities television weather forecasters pulled out his “snowmometer” and predicted 61 inches of snow for the metro this winter. That’s a little above the average, he said. We most definitely need the moisture.

  2. Great looking salad! Will defs check our your guest post 🙂

  3. I like salads… and wonderful one to taste. Thank you dear Charlie, love, nia

  4. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    That looks refreshing, yet hearty too. We’re just heading into soup weather here.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    So jealous, highs are +8 today, but at least it’s sunny. I’m heading over to see how tasty this salad is!

  6. I do not envy the 95 deg temperature. I had my fair share this summer and am so ready for cooler weather. It’s nice and cool here now so we are enjoying the comfort foods now. I love Thai and Vietnamese salads, the sweet, salty, sour balance brings such dimension to their dishes. I love this salad!

  7. yummychunklet says:

    Definitely checking out the recipe for this salad.

  8. That looks super delicious my friend I’m off to check it out 🙂
    And yep bring on 35 degree temps!

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Hasn’t the weather been crazy! Bring on the salads!

  10. Oh yes, absolutely. I would take 35 over 10 any day, but I have to try and reorient my weather happiness right now. And for the next 4-5 months…

  11. Claire @ Claire K Creations says:

    It was even cold here that day Charlie with nasty winds! I much prefer the heat. I’ve actually got a salad on my ‘to create’ list for today. Yours looks delicious!

  12. I’ve been in salad mode for weeks. It’s all I want to eat. Love the salad and off to visit Clare!

  13. I’m enjoying our Fall weather right now but come winter I want my hot weather! And I agree it’s the season for salads. Just like I love a grilled steak salad, I can imagine how tasty and full of flavor this will be. I’ll be stopping by Clair’s for the recipe.

  14. For us every season is good for salads!

  15. Oooh, love the look of this salad! Off to read your guest post.

  16. Well we had snow on the hills last week! What’s with that??
    I love this style of salad and will certainly be checking it out indeed 🙂

  17. Ben calls me the salad queen. I’m always on the hunt for new recipes!

  18. The weather here has been really nice…so I do not have any complaints 🙂
    Your beef salad with lemongrass looks delicious…I just got some lemongrass and I am trying to root them so I can pot them…
    Hope you are having a fantastic week Charlie!

  19. Barb Bamber says:

    I love Vietnamese food.. this looks like an awesome, flavorful salad!! I’m off to visit Clare!

  20. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says:

    Our weather has been equally as odd of late – we are back in winter woolies! Don’t know much about Vietnamese food, actually I know nothing about Vietnamese food, but your salad sound fabulous.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  21. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    I love this salad! It’s perfect for the hot weather. I wish it just stay at the same temperature-it’s crazy how much it has varied 😮

  22. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says:

    Salads are good all year round…in any weather 🙂

  23. Hurrah for the beginning of salad season!

  24. Joanne (eats well with others) says:

    Whoa that is CRAZY hot! Definitely salad season. Off to check out the recipe!

  25. kitchenriffs says:

    I do indeed like Asian salads. On my way to read about it now . . .

  26. lisaiscooking says:

    It’s the opposite season, but we’re having similar weather. Today is crazy warm, but tomorrow will be much cooler. And, I love a good salad on a warm day!

  27. Ohhh this looks like an amazing, healthy and tasty salad 🙂 gonna hope over there to get the recipe! Can’t wait to meet up with you xox

  28. I love salads, too, and our temperatures are like yours right now–the “high” ones, not low. It’s so hot that I am eating lots of fruit and salads, and feel like we’re still in summer mode. I will come over to Clare’s and see you there! 🙂

  29. says:

    Refreshing and flavorful. I can’t wait to read more! I’m on my way over now. Salads make me feel so good!

  30. justonecookbook says:

    Heading over now! By the way, the weather is same here. It was 60F and now 80F!

  31. I’m sorry Charlie, I find it hard to be too sympathetic at your “mere” 10 degrees, when it was 4 degrees outside the other evening, haha, but I am glad it’s warmed up again for you now!

    Lovely looking guest post – will head on over and take a look 🙂

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