Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

Spicy Rice Noodle Salad

Chef John 15726

"The first time I had a spicy, cold rice noodle salad, it wasn't the bold flavors that caught me by surprise, but the strange and addictive texture."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 278 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 278 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 727 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Stir and allow to soak until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Combine garlic, rice vinegar, fish sauce, chile paste, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Stir in green onions, carrots, basil, mint, and cilantro. Toss in rice noodles, peanuts, and sesame oil. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to absorb flavors. Garnish with additional green onions and peanuts. If using, top with grilled chicken and Fresno chiles.
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  1. 27 Ratings

carmen Pangelinan

I thought it was great! I did not have fish sauce so I added soy sauce. I didn't have fresh herbs so i added dried herbs and I decided not to add sesame oil because I want it to be healthier! Still came out great!


Cilantro is a love-it or hate-it herb. I happen to HATE it. I left it out, and used siracha in place of the sambal. After they were softened, I used my kitchen shears to cut the noodles uop into smaller legnths. To up the veggies, I used half again as many carrots and about 1 cup of steamed edamame. Doubled the dressing and put it all in a "tupperware" bowl. Stuck it in the fridge and before I went to bed, I turned the bowl upside down to let the dressing run back through the noodles. I got n ice saturation of flavor that way and it was perfect to put in a smaller bowl to take for lunch the next day. I also had if for dinner the same evening with leftover ribeye thinly sliced on top. Nice make-ahead light supper for us. Will do again.


Wowee, was I popular at the barbecue on Sunday! I made this great salad - it's sooooo easy and delicious! I made as is but for one thing: I substituted diced green peppers for the green onions as my Boo hates onions, but I put them on the side with some extra crushed peanuts so that people could add garnish to their own salads. This one is definitely a keeper. (BTW, Trader Joe's has pre-shredded carrots which makes it even EASIER!).