Vietnamese Rice-Noodle Salad


Vietnamese Rice-Noodle Salad

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March 29, 2017

Vietnamese Rice-Noodle Salad


5 cloves garlic

1 cup loosely packed chopped cilantro

1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

3 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons vegetarian fish sauce

1 (12 ounce) package dried rice noodles

2 carrots, julienned

1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

4 leaves napa cabbage

1/4 cup unsalted peanuts

4 sprigs fresh mint


1Mince the garlic with the cilantro and the hot pepper. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the lime juice, fish sauce or salt and sugar; stir well. Let the sauce sit for 5 minutes.

2 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rice noodles; boil them for 2 minutes. Drain well. Rinse the noodles with cold water until they have cooled. Let them drain again.

3 Combine the sauce, noodles, carrots, cucumber, mint and Napa cabbage in a large serving bowl. Toss well and serve the salad garnished with the peanuts and mint sprigs.