June 27, 2012

Avocado Rice Noodles

 
Simple is as simple does. Summer screams for straightforward, refreshing meals that can be whipped up in no time to enjoy alongside a nice cold beer. Yep. Simple is best when the earth’s heater is on full blast and we can’t stand the idea of slaving over a hot stove. Simple is cool. Simple is totally awesome.

By now you might have guessed that this recipe is, like, totally simple. And that’s cool. I just need to figure out how I can make this every day without causing a nationwide avocado shortage.

Avocado Rice Noodles
Time in Kitchen: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Nutrition information per serving: 320 calories, 13 grams fat, 51 carbs, 7 grams sugar, 4 grams protein

Salad Ingredients:
½ pound thin vermicelli rice noodles
2 Hass avocados, diced and toss in lime juice to prohibit browning
¼ of a red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup baby bib lettuce, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice (use the same lime to squeeze over the avocado to prohibit browning)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons sweet red chili paste
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons fine white sugar

Directions:
Prepare rice noodles according to package directions. Rinse the noodles under cold water to chill. Set aside. In a small bowl whisk all of the dressing ingredients together. Dice the avocado in to small chunks; toss gently in lime juice to prohibit browning. Thinly slice the red onion in to half moons, and roughly chop the lettuce, basil and parsley. In a large bowl, toss the cold rice noodles with half of the dressing to coat. Gently toss in the lettuce, red onion, and avocado. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the finished salad. Serve immediately.

19 comments:

  1. OMG...this looks and sounds sooooo good! Unfortunately avocados are expensive here in Thailand, but I will totally splurge in order to make this. Just gorgeous!

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  2. Count me in for the avocado shortage - I am doing my part to contribute. This looks like a perfect summer dish!

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  3. I love this! You are so right - summer does scream for straightforward. this looks like the perfect summer meal to enjoy on a (shaded) patio with a crisp white wine. I can't wait for my next cheat day. *sigh*

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    1. This should definitely be consumed on your next cheat day..with a glass of crisp white wine. Heck, why don't I pretend I'm you today and I'll eat it for you! :)

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  4. wow! What a great recipe using avocados! I don't come across that many avocado recipe & when I see one I'll definitely will try it out! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day! :)

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  5. Perfect and refreshing dish for this hot summer days. I love the idea of avocado with the noodles - brilliant! Have a great weekend ahead! :)

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  6. This looks amazing!!!I want this right now!

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  7. Summer practically demands fresh, simple food, doesn't it? Love all the color from the avocado--this looks great.

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  8. Love, Love, love this!! It shouts cool and spicy!! What a wonderful dish. :)

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  9. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE rice noodles!! I need this in my mouth pronto.

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  10. This looks delicious! I love avocado, but in a flavorful noodle dish like this would be wonderful! I wish I had some for dinner right now ;)!

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  11. I love everything about this dish! Bookmarked.

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  12. I'm with Pam...I want this and I want it soon! Fantastic dish, Kimmi!!!

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  13. Opps, I think I pinned your post and didn't realize until now that I didn't leave a comment (right?). Your window is still open... I love this noodle so much, especially your dressing. Just bought a bag of avocado and I'd love to make this very soon! 320 calories sounds good to me!

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  14. I love rice noodles!!! Pairing it with avocado is just brilliant! What a fabulous meal this would make for!

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  15. What a fantastic summer dish! I love cold noodle salads...especially rice noodles! I drool over anything avocado.

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  16. AH-MAZING!! This dish is amazing. Hubby and I were struggling with quick, no bake meal ideas this morning and I think we'll add this to our repertoire for next week. Great dish!

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    1. This dish is sooo easy and delish. I can't wait to hear if you liked it, and what you might have done differently. I might make this again with pulled chicken for a little more protein. nommm.

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  17. This just might be lunch. Such a refreshing dish!
    LL

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