Single Serve Vermicelli, Carrot & Mint Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

Single Serve Vermicelli, Carrot & Mint Salad

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The first time I tried bean vermicelli was at my primary school in Blenheim, when we were treated to a traditional island chop suey during class one summer’s day. Food: a win, since forever.

I remember loving the texture of the skinny, translucent noodles; my experiences with vermicelli from then on was always in the context of comfortingly greasy spring rolls from the local fish & chip shop, deep-fried and wrapped along with a heap of limp cabbage and a handful of unidentifiables. I had never actually cooked with vermicelli until recently, when my friend Maia and whipped up a bunch of noodle-filled rice paper rolls for dinner. They were YUM AS HELL, check out the recipe here.

I ended up with most of a huge-ass packet of noodles left over, and have been experimenting with makin’ some noodle salads rencently. Previously uncharted territory! This is one of my favourite things about eating vegan – it is a push to explore food in a whole new way.

This recipe is for my favourite noodle salad so far – it is light, flavourful and moreish. The noodles just soak up the dressing like it was meant to be. The dressing would work with quickly stir-fried veges too – mix it up!

 

Single Serve Vermicelli, Carrot & Mint Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

 

Ingredients:

1 small carrot, peeled & grated
handful of bean vermicelli
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped finely

Dressing:
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce (tamari if you’re on Team Gluten-Free)
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp peanut oil

 

What to do:

Add vermicelli to a small baking dish and cover with boiling water. Leave 5-6 mins, until cooked. Drain well, rinse in cold water and set aside.

Combine dressing ingredients in a small, deep bowl; whisk well. Add carrot, mint and vermicelli. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or up to overnight.

Garnish with a couple of mint leaves to serve.

Serves one.

 

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