Spicy Asian Cellophane Noodle Salad


Asian style salad with cellophane noodles, hard boiled eggs, fried tofu, and sauteed zucchini and onion, tossed with a tasty, spicy Thai chile sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ large onion, sliced

  • 1 large zucchini, julienned

  • 1 (14 ounce) package tofu, drained and cubed

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 7 Thai chiles, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • teaspoon sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 quart water

  • 8 ounces cellophane noodles

  • ½ head lettuce, chopped


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover, and bring a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel, and chop.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and zucchini until tender. Mix in the tofu, and continue to cook and stir until browned on all sides.

  3. With a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic and Thai chiles into a fine paste. Mix with the fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and salt.

  4. Bring 1 quart water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and soak the cellophane noodles in the hot water 1 minute, or until soft.

  5. In a large bowl, toss together the eggs, tofu mixture, garlic and chile paste, noodles, and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
14g Fat
68g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 1126mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 213mg 1,063%
Calcium 441mg 34%
Iron 9mg 51%
Potassium 849mg 18%

* 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.

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