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vietnamese rice noodle salad

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 58mins.
Cook Time: 2 mins.

It's a lite, but filling salad! Will go with seafood,Fish,Or Just by it's self! Also You Can Make A Dressing That Goes With It!

Ingredients

  • 18 oz. thin rice noodles
  • 0.5 C.carrots, peeled & julienned
  • 0.25 C. fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 t. fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 0.5 C. cilantro leaves
  • 0.5 C. mint leaves
  • 0.5 C. cucumber, peeled, seeded, julienned
  • 1 Leaf of red leaf lettuce, sliced thin
  • 0.25 C. chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 × Lime wedges
  • 1 × Jalapeno or Thai bird chili pepper
  • 1 × Nuoc Cham
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 T. granulated sugar
  • 3 T. fresh lime juice
  • 2 T. Asian fish sauce
  • 3 T. water

Step 1

Nuoc Cham (dressing) Grind garlic & sugar into a paste with a mortar & pestle; add remaining ingredients & mix well.

Step 2

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add rice noodles & cook for approximately 2 minutes. Drain & rinse well with cold water. Drain again & pat dry. Toss noodles with vegetables,herbs & Nuoc Cham dressing.

Step 3

Cover & refrigerate at least ONE HOUR before serving.

Step 4

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Garnish with lime wedge & sliced Thai bird chili pepper.

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