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Noodle Bowls

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Grind peanuts into a coarse, chunky meal using a food processor or mortar and pestle.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 483 calories; 18.7 69.9 13.8 0 1874 Full nutrition

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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 shre...

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...

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 t...