Thursday, April 22, 2010

CEiMB: Summer Asian Salad

This week's CEiMB, Soft Asian Summer Rolls, is hosted by A Blog About Food.  I have seen this recipe made on the Food Network and always thought it looked delicious.  When I saw it was in the que for CEiMB I was super excited!  Then I made my trip to the grocery store.  First of all, I have an unhealthy love for my grocery store.  I constantly rave about how I can always find what I am looking for and that they have a great produce section.  Not this time.  My local Harris Teeter was out of mint and rice paper rounds were nowhere to be found.  I hate making more than one trip to the grocery store a week so I figured I had to come up with a Plan B. I decided to combine everything like a big salad for a light dinner.  It was great!  I loved the spicy sauce and the noodles with shrimp.  It was a great dinner and I am happy to report there are no leftovers!

Summer Asian Salad
inspired by The Food You Crave

1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
1 TBS of sugar
1 TBS of chili sauce
1 TBS of low sodium soy sauce
1 TBS of lime juice
4 oz of rice noodles, cooked
12 oz of shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cooked
1/2 cup of shredded carrot
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
3 TBS of fresh cilantro, chopped

Combine the vinegar, sugar, chili sauce, lime juice, and soy sauce in the bottom of a medium bowl and stir well.  Add the noodles, carrots, shrimp, and scallions.  Combine well.  Let this sit for a few hours in the refrigerator.  Before serving add the fresh cilantro and combine.  Enjoy!


  1. Your salad looks so much better than mine did lol I couldn't bring myself to snap a photo of the deconstructed mess it was! I am glad I wasn't the only one that thought of doing that though :) I think the salad version would have been much better had I added shrimp... since I have quite a few wrappers left, I will probably try again soon.

  2. Great twist on Ellies recipe. Looks great.

  3. oh i love what you did here! i used cilantro too, i can't get enough of that herb! so delicious!

  4. I made the Asian salad last eve. I found a ground fresh chili paste at our grocery...just the item for our condiments collection!!! One of us added a bit more of the chili paste to their salad. It was a nice twist to the usual salads we make. I used very large shrimp that I had on hand (for spur of the moment shrimp cocktails)next time I'll use smaller shrimp. Thanks Liz....MOM


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