Instead of a Vietnamese noodle salad try this delicious Vietnamese Zoodle Salad.
Spiralized carrots and zucchini pair with the Vietnamese flavors of mint and cilantro in this refreshing salad.
Makes the perfect easy light lunch or dinner!
I am way late to the zoodle party, but I am happy to have inaugural visit be this gorgeous Vietnamese Zoodle Salad!
I admit, I didn't get what the spiralizer fuss was about. I mean, it's just veggies. The same veggies that you've been eating for years. Except now you make them long and stringy like noodles.
Then I got a Spiralizer. And still, it sat there unused. I dutifully pinned posts to my spiralizer board on Pinterest.
Then one day, I was staring at some zucchini from my CSA, and I thought, "zoodles, now is the time for zoodles."
I went searching for something that sounded interesting. I found this Vietnamese Noodle Salad at Food & Wine. It sounded perfect.
Quick and easy with all the flavors that I loved! We ate this as a light lunch, it would also be good served with a protein of choice. It was so good! We loved it!
The only thing I changed was that I didn't add red onions. I don't like raw onions. Usually when a recipe calls for raw onions, I sub my Quick Pickled Onions, but I didn't have any in the fridge.
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Vietnamese Zoodle Salad
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 medium zucchinis spiralized
- 2 medium carrots peeled and spiralized
- ½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts
- ¼ cup very thinly sliced red onions
- ¼ cup packed torn fresh basil leaves
- ¼ packed cup torn fresh cilantro
- ¼ packed up torn fresh mint
- Sriracha sauce for serving
- In a large bowl mix together the dressing ingredients: lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Add the zucchini, carrots and onions and toss gently. Then add the peanuts, basil, cilantro and mint and toss again just to combine.
- Serve with Sriracha on the side.
Miz Helen says
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day and come back to see us real soon!
I'm late to the zoodle party too, but this looks like a wonderful summertime dish. The fiancé loves veggies, so i know it will be a hit with him 😉
Better late than never to the zoodle party! I freakin' love them! And this salad sounds amazing with those wonderful, fresh Vietnamese flavors! Cannot wait to try!
Pam Greer says
You'll have to let me know what you think!
Amanda Finks says
Love the flavors in this healthy dish!
Pam Greer says
Miz Helen says
We love Zoodle's and will love your salad! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Shamefully looks at my woefully unused Kitchenaid sprial attachment........
I bet this tastes as fresh as it looks.
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
I've been trying to think of new ways to use my spiralizer so I love this idea! I bet my husband would enjoy this too!
Love the addition of all those veggies and herbs. I have a spiralizer but haven't used it lately. Definitely adding this colorful salad to the list.
Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert says
Oh boy I need to get my spiralizer out for this beautiful dish! I love everything you've included here - the herbs, fish sauce and lime! Yummy stuff.
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
My daughter is on the lookout for low carb options and this fits the bill. I think I'll have to get a spiralizer for her -- or give her mine (I rarely use it).
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
I think most of the fun of zoodles (for those who haven't given up pasta) is in the shape...it is for me, at least. This is one beautiful salad, and I love all of the goodness in there. Peanuts must add such nice crunch!