nutritional information

Per 2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 372
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 499 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 17 g

Rice Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu and Herbs

Rice Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu and Herbs

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

This dish has all the flavors of fresh (not fried) spring rolls, but requires much less work. Adding smoked tofu turns it into a full meal.
  • 4 oz. dried rice noodles
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 3 ½ Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 bird’s eye chile, Thai chile, or small jalapeño chile, halved,seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrot
  • 1 ½ cups julienned cucumbers
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. baked smoked tofu, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

1. Place noodles in large heat-proof bowl, and cover with boiling water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain, and rinse noodles under cold water, then drain again.

2. Whisk together lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and chile in bowl until sugar has dissolved.

3. Divide noodles among serving plates. Toss together cabbage, carrot, cucumbers, tofu, mint, and cilantro in separate bowl, and place on top of noodles. Pour lime juice mixture over top. Serve sprinkled with peanuts.

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Yum! I substituted sriracha for the pepper and shredded brussel sprouts for carrots. Also added a poached egg on top. To die for!

Jackie - 2015-08-09 23:26:20

where do you find smoked tofu

daine - 2015-04-05 01:20:01

To which country does this dish originally belong to? :) It's amazing

Rini - 2015-03-11 05:08:33

Tis awsome. But yes if you could add the hindi names of the ingredients,then probably more people would benefit.

mahesh vyas - 2015-01-13 06:12:07

Hi Betty, the nutritional info is to the left of the recipe image, at the top of the page. Hope that helps!

vt_editor - 2014-05-02 00:56:37

nutritional info would be helpful

Betty - 2014-05-01 18:11:39

where do you find baked smoked tofu?

mickey - 2014-03-07 12:40:43

Looks great!

Cathleen Carr - 2014-03-06 05:10:36

Where can one purchase "smoked tofu"?

Anne Williams - 2014-03-05 17:14:28

The taste was good but 5 minutes didn't come close to softening the noodles, they were very chewy. I substituted edamame for the tofu and left out the mint, but the taste was still quite good

deb - 2014-01-09 01:22:50

I LOVE this dish!! I couldn't find prepared smoked tofu where I live, so I made my own: I marinaded a slab of tofu in 1 part water, 1 part soy sauce, 2 Tbsp smoked bbq sauce for at least 2 days, then baked it with some more bbq sauce smeared on. It works surprisingly well and tastes smoky!

Uni - 2013-05-26 16:05:38

I added a 1/2 tsp or so of lemongrass and ginger to the dressing. This salad was outstanding and incredibly refreshing. I will be adding this to my rotation.

Tori - 2013-04-17 05:29:43

A lovely, colourful & fresh tasting meal. I substituted maple syrup for the sugar and pulled it together in about 15 minutes too. Definitely will be making this again.

Bails_J - 2013-03-17 06:27:14

This is a great dish, the mint really pops and adds a clean taste. I added some yellow and red bell pepper to add even more color and taste.

Mark Zedella - 2013-03-05 23:41:18