Chilled Sesame Noodle Thai Shrimp Salad

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"I happen to love this salad ... but if you are not a big fan of cilantro ... this is may not be for you. Or you may want to substitute the cilantro with 1/2 parsley and 1/2 cilantro. This salad has a wonderful flavor, but the cilantro does play a key role as does the sesame noodles; try to get them because they really do make a difference. Any Asian market will carry them, but my local grocery store usually has them in the Asian section. It is really a wonderful chilled salad. Prep time includes marinating time."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (440.1 g)
  • Calories 508.3
  • Total Fat - 10.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 2329.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 85.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 7.9 g
  • Protein - 21.8 g
  • Calcium - 131.5 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 54.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Shrimp ... In a large ziplock bag, add the olive oil, lime zest and juice, salt, pepper, and shrimp. Toss well to combine. This can also be done in a small bowl. Seal or cover well and marinate 1-2 hours. NO longer.

Step 2

Sauce ... Add all the ingredients to a blender (except 1/4 cup cilantro) and pulse a few times until well combined.

Step 3

Noodles ... Cook the noodles in salted water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a medium size bowl along with the red pepper, 1/3 cup of the radishes, onion and the sauce.

Step 4

Shrimp ... As the noodles cook - prepare the shrimp. In a small saute pan (non-stick preferred), add the shrimp and cook on medium high to high heat until the shrimp begin to curl and turn pink. They only take a couple of minutes. Once they start to curl, remove immediately and set to the side to let cool.

Step 5

Finish ... Add the cooled shrimp to the salad, season with salt and pepper and toss.

Step 6

Serve ... Plate and garnish with the remaining radishes, cilantro and lime wedges. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I cut the cilantro in half and it was perfect. It is such a refreshing, full of flavor salad. A nice change from your typical salad.

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(8 Jan 2014)