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Glass noodle salad with lime cashew crumble


This Asian-style salad combines glass noodles with contemporary herbs, greens and shredded hen with an addictive creamy hoisin dressing that adheres to the slippery noodles. The zingy salty lime cashew crumble actually makes it, so don’t skip it! Terrific no-cook meal for decent summer season nights.

Close up photo of Glass noodle salad
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Glass noodle salad

That is a type of summer-time showstopper salads that makes you me imagine you I may develop into a clean-eating goddess (or god) as a result of although you’re I’m often the type of one that goes ga-ga over fall-apart meat, one chew of this and woah…… How can wholesome be so darn scrumptious???

The star of in the present day’s salad is glass noodles, these delicate skinny, clear noodles that look similar to rice vermicelli noodles besides they’re see-through. Like glass. Therefore, the title!

Glass noodles cellophane dry bean thread noodles
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Mix these with a simple-yet-incredible hoisin dressing that clings quite than slides off the slippery noodles, contemporary herbs, greens and shredded hen, to make it a meal (or not!). Then end with a bathe of what I’m calling a lime cashew crumble, a ridiculously easy-to-make of entirety that elevates this dish from mmmm that is so good to holy moly, how can a SALAD be so freakin’ scrumptious!!

Picking up Glass noodle salad
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What are glass noodles, and please inform me I can get them at my native outlets!

Sure you possibly can! Asian aisle, dried skinny white noodle sticks labelled bean thread vermicelli noodles or variations thereof: bean thread glass noodles, glass noodles, or simply bean thread. The packet I get is pictured above.

Created from the starch of mung beans, they’re additionally generally referred to as cellophane noodles and simply require soaking in boiling water to rehydrate.

Sometimes in Asian cuisines, they’re utilized in soups, spring rolls, and stir fries. At this time I’m utilizing it in a salad as a result of they make for an ideal no-cook satisfying salad for a summertime meal!

Can’t discover glass noodles? No issues! Rice vermicelli noodles make an ideal substitute. They’re not see by. However that’s okay, we will survive! 😂

Bowls of Glass noodle salad ready to be eaten
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What you want for this Glass Noodle Salad

I’ve made this salad as a meal by including quantity of hen. However be at liberty so as to add extra greens as an alternative to make it a aspect salad, or a meat-free meal.

Strive to not skip the contemporary herbs, they carry such a stunning freshness to this salad! Additionally, don’t skip the lime cashew crumble. Make it as soon as, and also you’ll perceive why I say that.

Ingredients in Glass noodle salad
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  • Bean thread / glass noodles / cellophane noodles – all of the names these noodles go by! See above for a detailed up picture. Discover it within the Asian or noodle aisle of grocery shops. Or, you possibly can substitute with vermicelli noodles in a pinch!

  • Shredded hen – It’s okay, you possibly can simply purchase a roast hen and shred the meat! 🙂 In any other case, poach your personal hen breast or use any comparatively plain flavoured leftover roast hen or different meat you will have. Shred it or slice into batons.

    For a meat-free various or to make this right into a veg-loaded aspect salad, simply skip the hen and add extra greens.

  • Carrot, cucumber and cabbage – The greens I’ve opted for. I prefer to julienne the carrot and cabbage so that they jumble up properly with the noodles. I lower the cucumber just a little bigger on an angle for some textural distinction – it’s good to chew into some contemporary juicy crunch!

    Different vegetable options – bean sprouts (helpful no prep!), asparagus (finely slice on angle), crisp lettuce (finely slice), inexperienced beans (prepare dinner and funky), inexperienced papaya (shredded – see right here for a way), cherry tomatoes (halved), radish (julienned), evenly steamed Asian greens (lower into 7.5cm/3″ lengths), broccolini (lower into skinny batons, evenly steamed).

  • Mint & coriander/cilantro – These herbs convey a superb South East Asian freshness to this salad! Actually attempt to not skip these, if you happen to can. However if you happen to don’t have them (or are a type of coriander/cilantro haters) they are often skipped and it’ll nonetheless be a brilliant tasty salad due to the dressing.


The Hoisin dressing

Glass noodles are slippery little suckers, so it’s good to make the dressing just a little thicker so it clings to the noodles higher. To do that, I take advantage of a contact of mayonnaise.

Ingredients in Glass noodle salad
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  • Kewpie mayonnaise – Don’t get turned off by the inclusion of mayonnaise within the dressing! It’s simply 1 1/2 tablespoons, and as famous above, it makes the dressing just a little creamy so it clings to the slipper noodles higher. Plus, we’re utilizing Kewpie mayonnaise. Everybody is aware of this Japanese mayo is the most effective one round! (Nevertheless it’s okay, you received’t spoil the recipe if you happen to use one other kind of mayo however you’ll do me proud if you happen to get Kewpie).

  • Soy sauce – Offers the saltiness within the dressing.

  • Hoisin – flavour, contact of sweetness and likewise helps thicken the dressing as a result of hoisin is a thick sauce. Love the Chinese language 5 spice flavour in it.

  • Chinese language 5 spice powder – For extra 5 spice flavour goodness! It is a spice mix out there at on a regular basis grocery shops. It’s a spice combine made with star anise, cloves, Chinese language cinnamon, fennel and Sichuan pepper that’s used extensively in Chinese language cooking in addition to different Asian cuisines reminiscent of Vietnamese.

  • Rice vinegar – An Asian vinegar made out of (look ahead to it…..) rice! Utilizing rice vinegar is on theme for this Asian flavoured salad, however you possibly can substitute with apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.

  • Sesame oil and canola oil – Sesame oil for flavour, and canola oil to make up the remainder of the oil required so the sesame flavour isn’t too sturdy.

  • Recent ginger – The dressing solely requires 3/4 teaspoon of finely grated ginger, for background flavour. I don’t use lots as a result of there’s loads of different flavours happening. However be at liberty to dial it up!


Lime cashew crumble (don’t skip this!)

It is a fabulous, easy of entirety that provides this noodle salad that je ne sais quoi! It’s limey, salty and candy, and makes cashews even higher than they already are. Right here’s all you want:

Ingredients in Glass noodle salad
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Thanks for inventing this Chef JB. We love your intelligent, easy concepts like this that make meals even tastier with such little effort!


Methods to make glass noodle salad

Far out – what a deal with – a 4 step recipe. 😂

How to make Glass noodle salad
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  1. Soak glass noodles in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes till they develop into clear and soften. Then drain and when cool sufficient to deal with, loosen the tangle of noodles.

    Word: Some packets will say to soak in chilly water. Ignore it. Or – attempt it, get aggravated when it doesn’t work, drain then soak in boiling water. (That might be me.)

  2. Toss lime cashew components in a bowl. They can be utilized instantly or put aside for some time till wanted.

  3. Shake dressing components in a jar.

  4. Toss – Place all of the salad components besides the lime cashews in a bowl and pour over the dressing. Toss effectively. Then add half the cashews and toss by. Pour into a big serving bowl or particular person serving bowls, then sprinkle over the remaining cashews. Dive in!

Large bowl of Glass noodle salad ready to be served
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How I make this noodle salad forward

If you happen to’re desirous to get forward, you possibly can put together all of the parts individually forward of time then toss them collectively simply previous to serving. That is what I do – every part is stored within the fridge. You may simply put every part in a single giant container, simply preserve them separated:

  1. Noodles – soak, drain, detangle, cool.

  2. Cabbage, carrot and cucumber – slice, retailer in container.

  3. Shredded hen – retailer in container.

  4. Mint and coriander / cilantro leaves – Choose, wash, dry, retailer in paper towel lined container, coated with paper towel then a lid.

  5. Lime crumble – make and preserve within the fridge. If you happen to made it a day+ forward, give it a contemporary spritz of lime juice and zest.

  6. Dressing – shake in jar, retailer in fridge.

If you happen to do that, the salad could be made as much as 3 days forward (the hen will dictate the shelf life). Useful for meal prep / work lunches.

Hope you like this as a lot as I do! – Nagi x

PS In case you’re trying, extra salads with substance this manner -> Salad Meals recipe assortment.


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Close up photo of Glass noodle salad

Glass noodle salad (cellophane / bean thread noodles)

Servings3 – 4

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Recipe video above. This Asian-style salad combines glass noodles with contemporary herbs, greens and shredded hen with a hoisin dressing that is barely creamy so it clings properly to the slippery noodles. The lime cashew crumble actually makes this, so do not skip it!Terrific no-cook meal for decent summer season nights. Skip the hen to show it into a superb starch + veg aspect for Asian meals. Serves 3 to 4 as a meal, 5 to six as a aspect. Extra meal-size salads right here!

Directions

  • Glass noodles: Place dry noodles in a bowl and canopy with freshly boiled water. Go away for 3 to 4 minutes or till clear and softened. Drain, as soon as barely cooled untangle. Put aside to totally cool.

  • Lime cashew crumble: Place components in a bowl and toss. (No marinating time wanted)

  • Dressing: Place components in a jar and shake till effectively mixed.

  • Salad: Place glass noodle salad components in a big bowl. Pour over dressing, toss effectively. Add half the cashews, toss once more.

  • Serve: Switch to a big salad bowl or particular person bowls. Sprinkle with remaining lime cashew crumble and serve!

Recipe Notes:

1. Glass noodles are bought labelled as bean thread vermicelli noodles or cellophane noodles. As soon as soaked, they develop into clear, therefore the title! I take advantage of Double Pheonix model which is bought at on a regular basis grocery shops (Asian aisle) and Asian shops. See photographs in publish. Substitute with vermicelli noodles.
Ignore packet if it says to soak in chilly water. It takes “endlessly” / typically simply doesn’t work in any respect.
2. Hen – Or poach your personal, or use leftover cooked hen or different proteins. To make this a aspect salad, skip the hen and improve the greens.
3. Kewpie is a Japanese model of mayonnaise that’s extensively out there today, bought within the Asian part of grocery shops. It’s such a small quantity it’s high-quality to substitute with one other mayo. To make a mayo-free model, substitute with extra canola oil. Tahini would additionally work as a thickener and double up on beautiful sesame flavour.
4. Chinese language 5 spice is a spice mix out there at on a regular basis grocery shops. It’s a spice combine made with star anise, cloves, Chinese language cinnamon, fennel and Sichuan pepper than is used extensively in Chinese language cooking in addition to different Asian cuisines reminiscent of Vietnamese.
Storage: Maintain the lime cashew crumble and dressing separate from the salad. Toss simply previous to serving. As soon as dressed, greatest consumed that day. Lime cashew crumble will preserve for a couple of days however lime flavour fades so greatest to make contemporary. Dressing will preserve for 3 days.
Diet per serving.

I really like noodle salads.

Proof!


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Completely positioned on the cow conceal rug…… just a little disturbing, maybe!!!

Dozer on cow hide rug Tonic hotel Hunter Valley
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