Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A refreshing main dish salad. Can be made with or without chicken, shrimp, or tofu.
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (or 1 lb shrimp or tofu)
- 4 ounces rice noodles
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup julienned carrot
- 1⁄2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1⁄4 cup chopped scallions or 1⁄4 cup green onion
- 1⁄4 cup of fresh mint
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons fish sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon asian chili paste
- Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken until golden, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Cook noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes. Place cabbage in a colander and drain the noodles over the cabbage. Immediately rinse with cold water, and drain again.
- Toss cabbage, noodles, vegetables, and chicken in a large bowl.
- Whisk remaining ingredients together, and drizzle over noodle mixture.
I loved the bell pepper in this as it gave a fresh change to the usual noodle salads. The dressing was a nice combination of tart/sweet and was great with a drizzling of sambal oelek, although sriracha sauce would serve quite well also. I definitely would recommend this salad to anyone looking for a new noodle salad recipe to try. Thanks for sharing. Reviewed for PAC Spring 2009
Hey! This is really good! I followed the recipe exactly, using chicken, green onion and nipa sap vnegar. This is one that bears repeating!