Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Peanuts

Crunchy Rainbow Vegetables

Filling, healthy and easy to prepare. What can be better? I suggest making it for lunch, when your body has more energy to digest all those raw vegetables. What I love about this meal is the dressing. This crazy good dressing makes you come back for more, you'll mention my word! Fish sauce (or soy sauce) , lime juice, ginger, a bit of honey... Ohh yes. And then comes a variety of veggies - different colours for different nutrients that are so important for those with busy schedule (a.k.a Us!).

This bad*** vermicelli salad will brighten up your day as well as nourish your body with vitamins and minerals – so you get stronger and more than ready for another active day. Did someone mention asian food? YUM.

 


Serves 2 as a main   |    1 cup – 250ml   |   10 mins prep & 15 mins cooking


Ingredients:

  • 100 g of rice vermicelli
  • 1/2 of sweet pepper
  • 1/2 of a medium carrot
  • 1 heart of romaine
  • 1/5 of a smaller red cabbage
  • a piece of leek
  • a large handful of spinach
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • a bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • a handful of peanuts, toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce ( or soy sauce for a vegan option; tamari soy sauce for a gf option)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • a squeeze of ginger juice (using a garlic press)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil

Cut romaine heart, spinach, pepper, cabbage, leek and carrot into thin slices and place in a bowl. Add chopped coriander and mint, leaving a few leaves for garnishing. Mix well with your hands. Place rice noodles in a bowl, pour boiling water over and let stand for 3-4 minutes until the noodles become soft. Drain the liquid and wash with running cold water, then let the noodles dry a little. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small jar to prepare the dressing.

Mix rice noodles with vegetables, add peanuts, finally add the sauce and mix well. Garnish with some fresh mint, coriander and a slice of lime.

 

 
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