Shrimp, Mango and Peanut Rice Noodle Salad

Shrimp, Mango and Peanut Rice Noodle Salad

9 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

Easy, enjoyable Thai salad, which is delicious for lunch or a light dinner. Serve it warm or room-temperature, either on its own or with lettuce wraps for a casual meal.


1 package thin rice noodles
1/2 bottle Thai Peanut Sauce; (or make your own)
2 large carrots; sliced into matchsticks
2 fresh mangos; peeled and diced
1 fresh papaya; peeled, seeded and diced
1 lime
3 tablespoons cilantro
2 tablespoons scallions; sliced on the bias
2 handfuls fresh shrimp
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons ginger; freshly grated
2 teaspoons Thai hot sauce; (optional)
3 tablespoons crushed unsalted peanuts; (optional)

Original recipe makes 4



Bring a large stockpot of water to a rolling boil.

Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan to medium heat. Add vegetable oil, and saute the shrimp, carrots and ginger very briefly until the shrimp is almost cooked through, about 2 minutes. Note that the shrimp will continue to cook when you turn off the heat, so stop them before they are fully cooked. Put them aside in a bowl.

Place rice noodles in boiling water, and boil for 2 minutes. Drain into a colander and (for room-temperature salad), wash and rinse well with cold water. Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Garnish with cilantro and lime, and crushed peanuts.

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Best served slightly chilled or at room temperature

Garnish with lime slices and either cilantro or basil

Calories Per Serving: 658 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

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It was very good! I think next time I will try to make my own sauce. I substitute the papaya for avocado and cooked the shrimp with a little sesame oil.
nicolegory 2y ago

This was delicious and very easy. I think next time I would add a small amount of salt to the water for the noodles.
kristinsacco 3y ago

Bright and simple. Delicious.
stevemur 3y ago

The flavor in this is unbelievable! You will find yourself standing at the fridge with a fork in your hand eating it out of the bowl...that is if there is any left to put in the fridge.
melodynelson 3y ago

My grocery store didn't have proper rice noodles, so I just used spaghetti, but this was delicious! I am fairly new to cooking. This was fast, easy and impressive. And the kids (2 and 4) approved. I did not add papaya.
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