Refreshing Rice Noodle Salad
Thai Brown Rice Vermicelli, Butter Lettuce
Carrot, Cucumber, Red Bell Pepper, Serrano Chile, Fresh Herbs, Peanuts
Ginger Lime Dressing
Warmer weather is on its way and this salad is the perfect antidote for those sweltering days to come. It’s light, cool, fresh, refreshing, and zingy. The rice noodles come from my friends at Explore Cuisine – made in Thailand, organic, whole grain, gluten-free. Crisp strips of colorful vegetables, a fiery chile, and lots of rough chopped basil, cilantro, and mint are combined with roasted peanuts and a lively ginger lime dressing. This rice noodle salad is lightweight yet satisfying and it’s a wholesome recipe to help beat that heat.
Refreshing Rice Noodle Salad Recipe
Ginger Lime Dressing
- 3 T. olive oil
- 1 ½ T. lime juice
- 1 T. rice vinegar
- 1 T. tamari (gluten-free)
- 1 t. ginger, minced
- 1 t. garlic, minced
- 1 T. sugar
- fresh ground black pepper
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- 1 package brown rice vermicelli – cooked, rinsed, cooled
- Butter (aka Boston, Bibb) lettuce leaves
- 1 medium carrot – cut into sticks
- 1 medium cucumber – seeded, cut into sticks
- ½ red bell pepper – cut into sticks
- 1 chile pepper, thinly sliced
- Handful each of mint, basil, cilantro – roughly chopped
- 1/3 c. peanuts, chopped
- Lime wedges
Place lettuce leaves on 4 plates. Place noodles over the lettuce. Top noodles with vegetables. Pour dressing over the top. Garnish with fresh herbs, peanuts, lime wedges.
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