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Vietnamese Noodle Salad {Gluten Free}

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people as a main
Calories 385 kcal


  • 4 cups sliced romaine hearts
  • 1 medium cucumber sliced in half moons
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped thai basil optional
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 lbs - 450 g lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar you can also use brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce or your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz. /120 g vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup toasted peanuts chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add romaine, carrot, cucumber, herbs and scallion. Toss well and set aside.
  2. Add ground beef to a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown the meat, using your spoon to break it up into small pieces, for about 5-7 minutes or until all meat is cooked through and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using the same pan (from the meat), add lime juice over low heat to deglaze the pan. Add coconut sugar, fish sauce, sriracha and salt. Use your spoon to scrape any crispy bits stuck to the pan and stir until sugar has just dissolved. Add liquid to the bowl of cooked meat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add rice noodles and cook for 3 minutes (or according to box instructions). Then, immediately drain and rinse with cold water until cool to the touch. Let drain.
  5. Add rice noodles to salad mixture, then pour saucy meat mixture overtop. Toss very well to coat, making sure all leaves are dressed. Top with toasted peanuts and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Noodle Salad {Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1335mg 56%
Potassium 872mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 185.2%
Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.