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Rice Noodle Salad with Smoked Tofu and Herbs

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.

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.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. dried rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 1/2 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 1/2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups julienned cucumbers
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. baked smoked tofu, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

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