Monday, January 16, 2017

How To Make Healthy Vietnamese Pork Noodle Salad

Go beyond the typical boring salad and indulge in a Vietnamese Pork Noodle salad that is tasty, light and exotic.

                                          Photo via Pinterest


 4 ounces thin brown rice noodles
 1 cup sliced red onion
 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
 2 tablespoons fish sauce
 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch  pieces
 1/4 cup hot water
 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
 5 ounces baby spinach (about 7 cups)
 1 1/4 cups matchstick-cut carrots (4 ounces)
 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons canola oil

 Directions: 1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a  boil. Add noodles; cook 3 minutes. Drain; rinse under  cold water. Drain. 2. Place onion in a bowl of ice water;  let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Combine 2 tablespoons  juice, 1 tablespoon fish sauce, garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons  sugar, and black pepper. Add pork; toss. 3. Combine  remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 cup hot  water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add remaining 3  tablespoons juice, remaining 1 tablespoon fish sauce,  and crushed red pepper. Add noodles, onion, spinach,  carrot, and cilantro; toss well. 4. Heat a wok or large  skillet over high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add pork mixture;  stir-fry minutes.

 This dish will yield 4-6 servings.

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