Sweet Thai noodle salad

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Gorgeous rice noodles are transformed with a sweet and tangy dressing. The entire recipe takes only 14 minutes from start to finish. And this recipe is gluten free!


1 package rice noodles

4 tablespoons sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 red peppers, thinly sliced

1 cup snap peas, thinly sliced

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 cup cashews, toasted, chopped

Sichuan Prawns (See Recipe)

Sweet Thai dressing

1 red chili, finely chopped

4 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons sugar

5 tablespoons fish sauce


For dressing combine chili, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and stir well to ensure sugar is dissolved, set aside.

In boiling water, cook noodles for 2 to 4 minutes; remove to colander; run cold water through noodles. Let strain and set aside. In large skillet over medium heat, heat sesame oil, add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over noodles, toss and set aside to cool. 

Toss noodles with dressing; then add red peppers, peas, green onion. Turn onto serving platter and top with cilantro and cashews.