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Pickled Vegetables Rice Noodle Salad

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


An easy side or main with shrimp or tofu, this Vietnamese-style noodle salad comes packed with vegetables and fresh herbs.


  • 6 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 T olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce ( optional)4-5 cups your choice of thinly sliced or match stick cut vegetables- carrots, bell peppers, daikon radish, turnips, cucumber., zucchini ribbons,
  • ¼ C sliced scallions
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, basil or mint, or a mix.
  • 48 ounces cooked, chilled shrimp, or cubed tofu ( both optional)


  1. Cook rice noodles according to directions on the package, rinse with cold running water. ( Alternately, pour boiling water over noodles in a bowl. Let noodles soak until tender but not mushy, anywhere from 5-15 minutes, depending on he size, then drain and rinse under very cold water until throughly chilled
  2. In a large bowl add garlic, ginger, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar, oil, sugar, and sriracha and give a stir. Add the vegetables and toss to coat well. Let sit at least 15 minutes in the fridge, and toss again.
  3. Add noodles and half of the herbs to the pickled vegetable bowl; toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This salad is best served very cold, so I’ll often make it one hour ahead or the day before.
  4. Sprinkle the the remaining herbs right over top before serving.
  5. If adding shrimp, toss in at the same time as the noodles.
  • Category: Main, Side
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese-Inspired
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