A light and refreshing salad served over a bed of rice noodles, this dish can easily transform into a vegetarian side by leaving out the shrimp. It's best eaten the day you make it.
- 8 ounces uncooked brown rice noodles
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
- 1/2 pound cooked, peeled and deveined medium shrimp with tails removed
- 3 carrots shredded
- 1/2 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
- 1 shallot thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add rice noodles and cook until just barely tender, about 3 minutes. Rinse until cool, then drain and place in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, combine lime juice, vinegar and chile flakes to make a dressing. Toss noodles with 2 tablespoons of dressing. Toss remaining dressing with shrimp, carrots, peanuts, shallots and mint. Serve shrimp mixture over rice noodles.
Per serving: 290 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 61g carbohydrates (8g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 24g protein.
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