Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup cellophane noodles, 1/3 cup cucumber, 1/3 cup carrot, 1 tablespoon peanuts, 2 teaspoons cilantro, 2 teaspoons basil, 3 tablespoons dressing)

The simplicity and freshness of this salad are addictive. Serve as a starter or side. For a beautiful presentation, arrange the salad elements in separate piles. Toss everything together just before eating.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare dressing, combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Step 2

To prepare salad, cook cellophane noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine water, salt, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Pour half of egg mixture into pan; quickly tilt pan in all directions so egg mixture covers pan with a thin film. Cook 1 minute or until done. Place cooked egg on a cutting board. Repeat procedure with remaining egg mixture and oil. Cut egg rounds in half, and cut into thin strips.

Step 4

Arrange 1/2 cup cellophane noodles, 1/3 cup cucumber, 1/3 cup carrot, 1 tablespoon peanuts, 2 teaspoons cilantro, and 2 teaspoons basil in separate piles on each of 6 plates. Serve each salad with about 3 tablespoons dressing.

Ratings & Reviews

noelle71's Review

sprky182
April 20, 2013
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sprky182's Review

noelle71
October 06, 2011
This was OK. It was very fresh tasting, but it lacked something, not sure what. It was spicy and bland at the same time, if that makes any sense.

EllenDeller's Review

EllenDeller
June 23, 2009
This is just wonderful for anyone who likes spicy southeast asian food. It's also so light and refreshing on a hot night. The only changes I made were to omit the garlic from the dressing (taste buds like it but stomach won't digest raw garlic). (Next time I might add some daikon radish too). I chilled the bean threads in the freezer for a few minutes in a pretty glass bowl and put them on the table like that, with the other ingredients on a big platter from which we helped ourselves. Served with the Hot and Sour Coconut Soup. CL This is really a treat!