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Rice Noodle Salad / This cool summer salad is bursting with Thai flavors - and Asian Salad Recipe you don't want to miss!
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Cold Thai Noodle Salad

This cooling vegetarian noodle dish is packed with crisp vegetables, sweet mango, and tossed with a creamy lemongrass coconut dressing. The perfect Thai inspired summer meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 488kcal


  • 1/2 pound rice noodles (like pad Thai noodles)
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 English cucumber cut in matchsticks
  • 3 carrots large, shredded
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas sliced
  • 1 mango sliced
  • 1/2 cup cashews toasted, to garnish
  • Thai basil, cilantro, and mint chopped, to garnish
  • red chilis optional, to garnish

Thai Lemongrass-Coconut Dressing

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons date syrup (or sub honey)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons ginger finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemongrass finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Thai shallots finely minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • chili sauce or chopped red chilis optional, to taste


  • Add all ingredients for the dressing in a blender, and blend for 1 minute, until all ingredients are mixed together well. Set dressing aside.
  • Boil rice noodles until tender. Most rice noodle packages say to simply soak in hot water, but I have found boiling them over medium high heat works better to get soft rice noodles. When done, rinse with very cold water.
  • In a bowl, mix together rice noodles, chopped veggies and mango, and fresh herbs, and mix in the salad dressing.
  • Garnish with more fresh herbs, chilis, and toasted cashews.
  • Serve cold. This salad refrigerates great and the flavors intensify the next day.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8930IU | Vitamin C: 61.3mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4.2mg