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Gluten Free Summer Noodle Salad

Welcome Summer! The 4th in our series of 5SOS – 5 Salads of Summer is a gluten free Thai style Noodle Salad. It’s great as a stand alone meal finished with a nuoc cham style dressing which is sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Or you can serve as a side with your favourite Thai inspired tofu, meat or fish dishes. Add more chilli, if you like extra spice.

Ingredients
200g rice vermicelli noodles
2 cups lettuce, washed & finely shredded (Cos, iceberg)
1 carrot finely grated, or sliced
1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled, deseeded, finely sliced
1 avocado, halved, finely sliced
1 green mango, peeled, grated or sliced into fine strips

½ cup Vietnamese mint, washed, torn into pieces
½ cup fresh coriander, washed, leaves picked + extra sprigs for garnish
2 tablespoons roasted & chopped peanuts for garnish

Dressing
3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 small red chilli, halved, seeded, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed

Prepare noodles following instructions on packet. Drain using a fine sieve and spread on a clean tea towel to dry, then cover with towel while preparing salad.

Combine remaining salad ingredients, except peanuts, in a large bowl. Using your hands, loosen the noodles a little and add to the salad, gently combine. Place on serving platter, drizzle with dressing and garnish using peanuts and more fresh coriander. Serve immediately.

Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Note: With the fresh cut lettuce and avocado, this salad is best prepared close to serving time. If you are delaying serving, keep chilled and squeeze a little extra lime juice on the avocado to prevent browning, or add avocado at serving time.

 


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