Beat the heat with this refreshing Summer Fresh Cold Thai Rice Noodle Salad with Asparagus Tips, Sugar Peas, Snap Peas, Edamame and Spicy Lime Vinaigrette. Thai Rice Noodles are easy to cook and the recipe is infinitely riffable. Enjoy this delicious garden fresh salad!
How To Cook Thai Rice Noodle Vermicelli
We love ‘Kosa Rice Vermicelli 3 mm’ for the perfect width and texture, available at Sobeys, Safeway and Save On Foods.
The number one mistake is to cook the vermicelli straight out of the package. Rice noodle tastes a lot better after being soaked in water and resuscitated. Soak the noodles with boiled water for at least 8 minutes or per packaging instructions.
Add resuscitated rice vermicelli to boiling hot water and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Do not overcook.
If you are using the rice noodles in a cold salad like this recipe, remove from heat, run under cold water, drain water, and toss in ice cubes to stop the cooking—drizzle sesame oil to help the noodles from sticking to each other.
Selecting Summer Vegetables
Summer is the height of the growing season, and it is hard to beat the taste of fresh in-season vegetables. Adding vibrant greens to your salad is delicious and appealing to your senses.
We love tender asparagus tips, sugar peas, snap peas and edamame for that nice contrast crispy, crunchy and snappy textures.
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COLD SUMMER FRESH THAI RICE NOODLE SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS TIPS, SUGAR PEAS, SNAP PEAS, EDAMAME AND SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE
Beat the heat with this refreshing Cold Summer Fresh Thai Rice Noodle Salad with Asparagus Tips, Sugar Peas, Snap Peas, Edamame and Spicy Lime Vinaigrette. Thai Rice Noodles are easy to cook and the recipe is infinitely riffable.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 persons 1x
- Category: Salads
- Method: Boil, Raw
- Cuisine: Thai
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 package of Kosa Rice Vermicelli 3 mm
- 50 g asparagus tips
- 50 g sugar peas, ends trimmed
- 50 g snap peas, ends trimmed
- 50 g edamame, shelled
- 1 spring mint, leaves removed and julienne
- 1 bunch cilantro, rough chop
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp Spicy Lime Vinaigrette
- Ice cubes
Spicy Lime Vinaigrette:
- 100 g sugar
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 tbsp vegan fish sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2-3 birds eye chili, diced and seeds removed
- ½ lime, juiced
- Soak rice vermicelli for 8 minutes to resuscitate.
- While rice vermicelli is soaking, prepare Spicy Lime Vinaigrette.
Spicy Lime Vinaigrette
- Mix sugar with hot water and mix well until dissolved.
- Add in vegan fish sauce, garlic, birds eye chili and half lime juice.
- Mix well and taste. Adjust heat level as desired. Set aside.
**Do Ahead: Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
- Boil water in a medium pot over high heat.
- Add resuscitated rice vermicelli to boiling hot water and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Do not overcook.
- Remove from heat, run under cold water and/or drain water and toss in ice cubes to stop the cooking.
- Drizzle sesame oil to help the noodles from sticking to each other.
- Boil another pot of water, and quick blanch asparagus tips, sugar peas, snap peas, and edamame for 30 seconds or until bright green.
- Add in asparagus tips, sugar peas, snap peas, edamame, mint leaves, cilantro and Spicy Lime Vinaigrette to rice vermicelli and gentle fold.
- Divide and plate.
- Serves 2.
**Option: Add your choice of protein if desired.
- Serving Size: 1 plate
- Calories: 250
- Sugar: 28.2 g
- Sodium: 135.7 mg
- Fat: 2.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 54.9 g
- Protein: 4.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Thai, Rice Noodles, vermicelli, salad, SUGAR PEAS, SNAP PEAS, EDAMAME, SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE, thai food, summer salads
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Refreshing and easy to make! I am so obsessed!
this noodle salad turned out so delicious! yum!
This is so delicious! The noodles make it really filling, but still keep it light, perfect for summer!
Delcious! I love a good cold noodle salad in the summertime!
what a wonderful salad
Love how fresh this is! Such a beautiful blend of ingredients.
This was so refreshing! I loved it, perfect summer recipe
Emily Flint says
I never thought to make a salad with rice noodles but I'm so glad I did. this was so light and refreshing!
I love everything about this salad! Sesame oil makes everything richer and so good!
I added so many edamames lol, because I run out of sweet peas, but enjoyed the taste of this cold salad love the addition of rice noodles.
love how fresh this salad turned out! so easy and delicious!
I love this thai noodle salad! The noodles definitely make it more filling. So perfect to pack for lunch!
I am so in love with this recipe! The combination os ingredients is incredible!
This is absolutely delicious, I love it! Definitely cool and refreshing for summer. It'll part of our regular rotation.
Giangi Townsend says
Thank you for the tip about soaking the noodles. Wonderful!
This noodle salad was so perfect. We especially loved the lime vinagrette!
Such a nice and refreshing salad!
Carrie Carvalho says
Such lovely fresh flavours! A great recipe to switch up depending on whats in season too.
You can definitely enjoy this any time!
This looks so fresh and appetising. Bookmarked for when the weather warms up a bit here. Love all those different greens.
We totally agree!
A delicious fresh summer salad, bring on summer as soon as possible, please!
can't wait for it to warm up!
What a beautiful fresh flavoured salad, this contains all the ingredients I love to eat.
It is garden fresh!
The flavor and texture are amazing! And it's so fresh, too
there's so much going on in this thai noodle salad. it's really enjoyable!
Stine Mari says
This is so good, especially now that the weather warms up a bit!
We totally made this again now that spring is here!
So fresh and flavorful!
This looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect for the summer!
it's garden fresh and gets me in the mood for spring!
This salad has me craving Spring big time! Love that lime vinaigrette.
I just love how everything is so bright and refreshing!
Luke Ratford says
A superb cold noodle salad recipe, full of flavour 🙂
Thanks Luke! You're support is truly appreciated.
Wow! This looks delicious.
Sounds delicious! Perfect when the weather is getting warmer again!
I'm packing up my winter jackets now!
this noodle salad is awesome! so delicious!!!
refreshing and perfect for our weather, love the edamame
so many delicious green veggies!
Oh I love this! It is just so good. Will make again soon!
Matej @ Cookwewill.com says
This looks so easy to make and so healthy, love it! Snap peas are hard to come by at this time, but as soon as I see some on the shelves, I'm trying your salad 🙂
Hope you get your hands on some fresh snaps!
Such a beautiful salad and perfect for the warm weather heading our way. The lime vinaigrette adds a perfect spicy touch.
Thanks Patrice! hope you enjoy the weather and make lots of salads!
Delicious, refreshing salad!!
hi five to salads!
so much flavor in this recipe! sometimes cold recipes hit the spot and this one did just that!
It's totally bursts with flavours!
the best noodle salad! so easy and delicious! love it!
This cold summer salad is fantastic! Love all fresh wholesome veggies!
Loves this fresh salad! Made them with fresh asparagus from the farmer’s market today!
This cold noodle salad is perfect for summer! I love how easily it's customizable, too!
Absolutely ! you can add your fav veggies to this!
Your salad looks so beautifully green and vibrant. Never mind summer, I want to dive into that plate right now. Asparagus season isn't so very far away now here in the UK.
Thanks so much Choclette! You can totally sub your fav veggies of asparagus if it isn't in season yet.
The perfect flavorful healthy recipe!! I can’t wait to make it again!
Awesome to hear Katie!
Such a simple and delicious rice noodle salad! I love the asparagus and snap peas in this.
enjoy all the vibrant veggies!
This cold noodle salad was perfect! And so easy to make. Thank you for sharing
You are very welcome!
This is soooo good! Simply perfect and refreshing summer meal!
it is perfectly appetizing!