Cold Rice Noodle Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette

I adopted this recipe from the one I found on Thai Kitchen’swebsite. By the way, Thai Kitchen has some great gluten free products.

This salad was a major hit at my friend Molly’s BBQ over the weekend. It was all eaten! This salad has a great kick to it, but no too spicy. The cucumber gives it a nice refreshing feel and crunchy taste. The hot sauce I used had hints of key lime mango and pomegranate give the chili sauce a nice sweet after taste. Plain hot sauce will work fine too, start with only two tablespoons and add more to suite your taste.

Spicy Lime Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice + 2 Tablespoons

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 – 3 Tablespoons sugar

2 – 3 Tablespoons Chili Sweet Sensations Key Lime, Mango, Pomegranate Hot Sauce

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon pepper

8 ounces Thai Kitchen® Stir-Fry Rice Noodles

1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise, sliced thinly

1 cup shredded carrots

10 oz Broccoli Slaw

1/4 cup chopped fresh Thai basil (I used regular Basil because that is what I grow in my garden)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro  (also fresh from the garden

Directions:

  1. For the Vinaigrette, mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Start with only ¼ cup lime juice and rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar and chili sauce. Add more as need to suite your taste. Set aside.
  2. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add rice noodles; cook 5 minutes or until noodles are tender but firm.
  3. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Place noodles in large bowl and let cool about 5 more minutes.
  4. Add cucumber, carrots, slaw, basil and cilantro and mix well. Mix in the Vinaigrette and toss gently.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors and serve cold or at room temperature.

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Jessica

Jessica I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

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