Such a light, crisp salad... especially on summer evenings! Everyone loves these noodle bowls and makes it a point to join us for dinner if they know they're being served. Increase or omit ingredients to suit your palate.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain and chop into shorter lengths.

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  • Grind peanuts into a coarse, chunky meal using a food processor or mortar and pestle.

  • Combine noodles, peanuts, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, and green onions in a large bowl. Serve soy sauce and wasabi paste alongside.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 sweet potato for the carrots if desired.

You can also serve the ingredients in separate bowls and let each person assemble his or her own noodle bowl.

Though this is a traditional Vietnamese dish, I find it extremely difficult to get my hands on a good fish sauce. I've learned that, in a pinch, the soy and wasabi dressing is so much easier to keep on hand, and everyone loves it! I highly recommend each person combine the soy sauce and wasabi individually (sushi-style), as everyone has his/her own version of what proportion of wasabi they enjoy and can tolerate.

Nutrition Facts

483.3 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 69.9g 23% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1873.8mg 75% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2017
I have been searching for a recipe similar to what we enjoy in a local Vietnamese restaurant. I liked the idea of letting everyone top their noodles as they preferred so I set out bowls of shredded veggies (carrots cabbage green onions etc) coarsely crushed peanuts fresh chopped cilantro diced cooked meat (beef chicken or shrimp etc) and a bottle of sriracha sauce for extra flavor and heat. This is a fun meal to serve! Also I have served the noodles in a spicy broth with same toppings. Either way it s wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
I have been searching for a recipe similar to what we enjoy in a local Vietnamese restaurant. I liked the idea of letting everyone top their noodles as they preferred so I set out bowls of shredded veggies (carrots cabbage green onions etc) coarsely crushed peanuts fresh chopped cilantro diced cooked meat (beef chicken or shrimp etc) and a bottle of sriracha sauce for extra flavor and heat. This is a fun meal to serve! Also I have served the noodles in a spicy broth with same toppings. Either way it s wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2017
Fresh and delicious! I used soba noodles because I didn't have any glass noodles. This recipe is perfect for a buffet style meal so everyone can pick and choose the ingredients and their amounts as desired. The sauce is delicious as is then I added a bit of rice vinegar fermented bean paste and hot chilies to the sauce. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2017
This is delicious! It's kinda like a fresh spring roll without the roll. I added shrimp and pork to make it a little more filling. I think it could have been improved with a different sauce that was thicker and richer than soy sauce -like some sort of teriyaki stir fry or peanut sauce- but as is this is really really good. Read More
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