Master Recipe for Cool Noodle Salads

Master Recipe for Cool Noodle Salads
Photo by Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • 1/3 to ½ cup roughly chopped or small whole mint leaves
  • 8 oz. dried rice vermicelli
  • 1/3 to ½ cup roughly chopped or small basil or Thai basil leaves
  • 2 cups fresh, crisp bean sprouts
  • 1-½ cups peeled, seeded, and julienned cucumber
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  • 2 cups washed and shredded romaine, red, or green leaf lettuce
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 2 Tbs. chopped roasted peanuts
    • 12 sprigs fresh cilantro
    • Nuoc cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

Divide the lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber, mint, and basil among four large soup or pasta bowls. If working ahead of time, cover each bowl with damp paper towels and refrigerate. Set peanuts aside. Make 1 recipe nuoc cham and refrigerate. Bring a medium potful of water to a rolling boil. Add...

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