Bean Thread Salad

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This is a type of salad that you can serve warm or cold. Bean thread noodles are also known as glass noodles or clear noodles. I love them because they’re inexpensive, versatile, and they soak up sauce deliciously! I often serve mine either as a side with duck breast, or sometimes topped with flat iron steak. You can also add shrimp, chicken, or pork.

Bean Thread Salad

Recipe by Thanh RasicoCourse: Salads, SidesDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 1 block of bean thread noodles

  • 1/2 onion, sliced into slivers

  • 1 carrot, julienned

  • fresh mint

  • fresh cilantro

  • fish sauce, Red Boat is my preference

  • 1/2 lime

  • toasted rice powder


  • Drain, then add to a pan.
  • Combine all other ingredients over low heat.
  • Boil the noodles 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.


  • Bean thread/cellophane/vermicelli/glass noodles can be found at Asian markets in the dried noodle section. Some specialty health food stores also carry them.

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