The Cook Book: Cold Thai Noodle Salad

Cookbook contributor Gina Morrison of Acute Designs is stopping by today to share a health-tasty recipe with us.  Be sure to check out her eat & drink blog: Taste.

Cold Thai Noodle Salad

As you may or may not know...the lovely Heather recently changed her eating habits and eliminated gluten and dairy.  It must really make her feel good because life without cheese sounds like torture to me :).

Heather asked me for a few gluten/dairy free recipes and the first thing that came to mind was this cold Thai noodle salad I made a few weeks ago.

The only thing in the recipe that contains gluten is soy sauce, so if you are eating a gluten free diet, Heather suggests you use Braggs Amino Acids as a soy sauce substitute.

If you have a lot of people to feed, make the entire recipe. If not, I would suggest halving it. It is cheap and healthy and *oh* so tasty.  Feel free to add in more or different veggies.  Or chicken if that's your thing.  I just used what had in my fridge.

Cold Thai Noodle Salad {serves about 8}

-1/3 cup of soy sauce {or Braggs Amino Acids if you are a gluten-free eater}
-1/3 cup on all natural peanut butter {zap in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften it}
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
-2 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
-juice from two-three limes

-1 bell pepper, diced
-1 small package of sugar snap peas {about 2 cups}
-green onions, diced {about 1/3 cup}
-1 cucumber, diced

-6 servings worth of rice noodles

-a big handful of chopped, fresh cilantro

Cook the noodles and put in a large bowl with the chopped veggies.  In a smaller bowl, mix together the sauce {everything from soy sauce through lime juice}.  Pour the sauce over the noodles and veggies and toss all until well coated. Top with the fresh cilantro.  Eat immediately or refrigerate for later.

This dish is a great "make ahead" lunch or dinner.  
I made a batch on a Monday and then it for lunch every day that week.


  1. look delicious! I am starting to eliminate gluten from my diet also. This will be a recipe I may try.

  2. That looks delicious -- off to check out her blog! :)

  3. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm oooooooo!!!!