Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chilled Noodle Salad with Mango

I made this salad yesterday because I got a whole box of mangoes earlier this week we are trying to use up (not that it is very difficult to do!). I love noodle salads and this one really hit the spot. The seasoning was perfect. I added a little shredded rotisserie chicken to make it a little more filling. It is a twist on the Vietnamese bun thit nuong noodle dish. Yum!

Tonight we are going to make Mangoes with Sticky Rice...

Serves 6

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
1 red jalapeƱo chile, finely chopped

8 oz. dried rice-stick noodles
1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leaf lettuce
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
1 cup bean sprouts
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, crushed, optional
To make Dressing: Warm all ingredients in saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Cool.

To make Salad: Soak noodles in hot water 15 minutes. Drain. Cook noodles in pot of boiling water 4 1/2 minutes. Add carrot, and cook 30 seconds more. Drain in colander, and rinse under cold water. Drain. Toss noodle mixture with lettuce, basil, mint, and 1/2 cup Dressing. Divide among 4 bowls. Top with cucumber slices, bean sprouts, and green onion. Arrange mango slices on top, and drizzle with remaining Dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts, if desired.
Nutritional Information
Per SERVING: Calories: 269, Protein: 6g, Total fat: 0.5g, Saturated fat: g, Carbs: 62g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 359mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 26g
from Vegetarian Times


Rachel said...

I bought a mango a couple days ago at Evelyn's request. I was going to make Mango Chicken, but couldn't find a recipe I liked. So I tried this. I didn't have the cucumber, bean sprouts, or peanuts. I decided to use honey instead of brown sugar, and I just used pasta because I didn't have the noodles. I also added some chicken. So several modifications later... it was fabulous. I was apprehensive about the mixture of mint, cilantro, and basil. But wow! Thanks for the recipe!