¼ cup water
5 Tbsp fish sauce (see note)
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp crushed red pepper
8 oz firm or extra-firm seasoned tofu, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 cup snow peas, trimmed and very thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1 8 large leaves green-leaf lettuce
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add rice noodles (or rice sticks) and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Gently squeeze noodles to remove most of the water.
2. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup water, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and crushed red pepper to taste in a small bowl.
3. Coarsely chop the noodles and combine in a large bowl with tofu, carrot, snow peas, basil and mint. Pour the sauce over the salad and toss to combine. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup salad onto each lettuce leaf and roll up.
Ingredient notes: Dried thin rice noodles (or rice sticks) are also called "bun" or "vermicelli-style" rice noodles. Look for them in the Asian section of well-stocked super markets or an Asian-foods market.
Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian section of large supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total
- Calories 197
- Calories from fat 54
- Total Fat 6gm 9%
- Sodium 747mg 31%
- Total Carbohydrates 23gm 8%
- Fiber 2gm 8%
- Protein 14gm
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.