Fresh and Tangy Asian Rice Noodle Salad

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Fresh and Tangy Asian Rice Noodle Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

This Asian Rice Noodle Salad is a refreshing and flavorful salad that is perfect for a light lunch or a side dish. Made with rice noodles, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy dressing, this salad is bursting with vibrant colors and textures. It is quick and easy to prepare, and the combination of ingredients creates a harmonious balance of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. Prepare this salad in just 20 minutes and enjoy a healthy and delicious meal!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice noodles, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, chopped bell peppers, sliced cucumber, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, chopped green onions, chopped roasted peanuts, and sesame seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, and Sriracha sauce (if using).
  4. Pour the dressing over the noodle and vegetable mixture. Toss well to coat everything evenly.
  5. Serve the Asian Rice Noodle Salad chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, mint, green onions, and peanuts, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Rice noodles are a staple in many Asian cuisines, particularly in Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese dishes.
  • The dressing for this salad combines classic Asian flavors like lime juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • The combination of crunchy vegetables and soft rice noodles provides a satisfying texture contrast in every bite.
  • This salad can be easily customized by adding your favorite protein, such as grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu.
  • Leftovers of this salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a great option for meal prep.