Asian Rice Noodle Salad

April 2011
Asian Rice Noodle Salad

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This salad's got International flavor! Assertive Asian notes perk up a variety of crunchy textures.

Makes: 1 servings

  • Bean sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Chicken
  • Rice noodles
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Peanuts
  • Ginger-soy dressing
  1. Start with bean sprouts, carrot and scallions, this dish is built on plenty of crunch. Balance it with chicken and rice noodles, this neutral meat and starch won't compete with pack-a-punch ingredients. Accent it with cilantro and basil, herbs like these add exotic zestiness. Peanuts, and their richness, gives another dimension to the crunch factor. Bring it all together with ginger-soy dressing, a sweet-and-salty combo is the classic finishing touch for an Asian-style salad.
  2. You can get nutty crunch by swapping in one of these: cashews, almonds or pumpkin seeds.
Tip Healthy Secret:
  • Snacking on nuts can help you lose weight, according to research conducted at UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition.