Facet Feature Recipe: Annette’s Thai Noodle Salad

Recipe courtesy of Southern Living.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package vermicelli
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and place in a large bowl; set aside.

Process cilantro and next 7 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Toss together pasta, cilantro dressing, carrots, and next 3 ingredients. Sprinkle with peanuts, and serve immediately.

Can substitute soy sauce for fish sauce, but the fish sauce makes the recipe more aromatic.

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