Refreshing and different. I created this out of what was on hand for coffee hour after church. People really liked it and loved a healthy change from the normal sweet snack after church. Scale it back if you are making this for a meal at home or small dinner party.
Bun (rice vermicelli) is served MANY ways. The vegetable are a foundation for most variations. Some variations include adding beef or pork with lemongrass, grilled pork, beef, shrimp or pork pattie, shredded pork, egg roll, shrimp or shrimp and pork paste grilled on sugar cane and many more. Que Huang brand rice vermicelli was reccomended by a local Vietnamese restaurant. I also tried Jiang Xi but they are thicker than I prefer. You want vermicelli NOT spaghetti size.
If you enjoy the fresh flavors and satisfying crunch of a spring roll, wait until you see this recipe contest winner created by Roxanne Chan. This salad combines a variety of the fresh vegetables found inside spring rolls and dipping sauces served alongside and brings them into the salad bowl. The salad is light, fresh, colorful and tasty salad perfect for spring or summer!
"Chopped apple adds fruity sweetness, color & crunch to the tangy cabbage in this flavorful slaw. It's a refreshing side dish any time of the year. Mom stored apples & cabbage in the root cellar, so she fixed this dish frequently to feed our big family." -- Lucile Proctor
I ate a lot of papaya salad on a recent trip to Thailand and it's been my wish to make it at home Food.com member Leggy Peggy arrived to stay a few days ago and brought with her a green papaya for me to make this. My son bought me the little Thai cooking book in Thailand on our holiday that this came from.
Cucumber water is a great pairing for this refreshing salad. To maximize all parts of the Ontario greenhouse cucumber, add left over ends of cucumbers or slices into a pitcher of ice water. This makes for a thirst quenching beverage.
A real recipe from EatZi's a wonderful carry out gourmet market. I found the recipe online eat eveningedge.com (was actually searching for a recipe for their Carrot Dressing without success). Per the website, "Executive chef Ford Fry, who came to EatZi's via the Ritz-Carlton in Aspen, Colo., says this is one of the most popular dishes at EatZi's, which specializes in salads, pastries and breads, all prepared on site. "The secret to its success is in the citrus dressing, " Fry said. "It's really light and doesn't absorb a lot of oil like other pasta salads."