Asian Rice Noodle Salad


A refreshing Asian-style cold salad with rice noodles, ground pork, cilantro, and veggies. Add crushed red pepper flakes to the dressing for extra heat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • cup low sodium soy sauce

  • cup seasoned rice wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chile paste with garlic

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon dried mint

  • 8 ounces rice noodles

  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 cup thinly sliced snow peas

  • 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts


  1. Combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, chile paste with garlic, sesame oil, ginger root, and mint in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; cover and shake until sauce is well blended.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, cool, and place in a serving bowl. Cut noodles using kitchen shears.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain, discard grease, and cool on paper towels. Add pork to noodles.

  4. Mix green onions, cilantro, snow peas, and red onion with pork and noodles.

  5. Place peanuts in a heavy resealable bag; seal and lightly crush using the bottom of a jar or large glass. Add peanuts to noodle mixture. Add sauce and toss well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 335mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.