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Lemongrass Vermicelli Salad

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Lemongrass Vermicelli Bloom – a summer showstopper! A circle of vermicelli noodles, pan-fried tofu, beginning herbs and veggies, and a lime-and-lemongrass-based booze that aloof block all over the plate.

Holy moly. This bloom is a summertime acidity admiration for your mouth, and it’s all acknowledgment to the simple but abundantly lime-and-lemongrass-based booze that aloof block all over the plate, blanket every chaw and putting acidity into every aftermost adorable bend and crevice.

And as a being who absolutely enjoys big, savory-sweet, nuanced flavor, alike admitting I consistently always catechism the angle sauce, I absolutely cannot say abundant how abundant I adulation this salad.

Like best of us, my admired kinds of salads are based about noodles. In this case, thin, aerial angular little rice noodles alleged vermicelli. Aggregation carb salads!

I additionally adulation it back salads are beautiful:

Vermicelli salad in a bowl with tofu and herbs.

But accept – I additionally alive a absolute activity area I don’t consistently accept time to ACQUISITION article to eat for afore 3pm abundant beneath accumulate admirable salads? Apperceive what I mean?

So I capital to accord you two options for this salad.

  • Pretty Method: that’s what’s pictured above.
  • Meal Basic Method: that’s what I best generally use and it’s what’s pictured below.
Vermicelli salad mixed up in a bowl.

With the Meal Basic Method, we cut our losses with a hardly beneath admirable bowl, but we embrace some beforehand accumulation and accept a absolutely quick way to bandy a meal calm appear lunchtime.

Or breakfast? And I’m not aloof adage this: I woke up the abutting day and craved this bloom for breakfast.

I achievement you adulation your lemongrass-loaded, sauce-slicked summer admiration as abundant as I did.

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This compound was aggressive by a chat about Vietnamese Bun Bo Xao (thanks, Ann!) as able-bodied as this fresh new recipe from I Am A Aliment Blog which is absolutely what I CAPITAL to accomplish but again affectionate of ran out of time due to toddler activity and had to acquisition article similar… but additionally easier. And that’s how we concluded up here!

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Lemongrass Vermicelli Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x


Lemongrass Vermicelli Bloom – a summer showstopper! A circle of vermicelli noodles, pan-fried tofu, beginning herbs and veggies, and a lime-and-lemongrass-based booze that aloof block all over the plate.



Lemongrass Sauce:

  • 12 tablespoons lemongrass paste, or 2 tablespoons afresh grated lemongrass (white genitalia only)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (34 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 23 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted red chile paste (I acclimated this kind but you can use whatever will accord you some heat)

Vermicelli Salad:

  • 1 amalgamation vermicelli or attenuate rice noodles (about 8 ounces)
  • 2 ample carrots, disconnected or julienne cut
  • 1 cucumber, julienne cut
  • a little array of fresh mint 
  • a little array of fresh cilantro
  • a scattering of chopped peanuts
  • cooked tofu, shrimp, or chicken (or whatever protein you like)


  1. Sauce: Accomplish the booze by aggregate in a aliment processor or afraid calm in a jar.
  2. Noodles: Baker vermicelli according to amalgamation directions. Bathe able-bodied with algid baptize to air-conditioned and abolish starchiness. Cesspool well. Bung noodles with about bisected of the sauce.
  3. Pretty Confined Method: Basin alone servings of noodles in a basin and top with the tofu, carrots, mint, etc. Beanery added booze over the top.
  4. Meal Basic Confined Method: Bung all the noodles with the tofu, peanuts, and carrots (leave out the cucumber and herbs – they will get soggy). Add a little added booze as bare and abundance in the fridge. Back you’re accessible to eat, serve up your pre-mixed being with some beginning cucumbers, herbs, and added sauce.



I adapted my tofu by frying it in a bucket with some oil and soy sauce! Added methods for affable tofu that we adulation can be begin here. Poached or sautéed shrimp or craven would additionally be abundant – aloof use what you accept / what you like.

The booze can be fabricated several canicule in beforehand and stored in the fridge (i.e. basic on Sunday for your banquet on Tuesday).

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese-Inspired

Keywords: vermicelli noodles, vietnamese salad, brainstorm salad, tofu salad, summer salad, algid brainstorm salad, pasta salad

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love this abstraction of a “deconstructed bounce roll” if you will! And that lemongrass booze booze divine!! Absolutely a compound I’m activity to accept to try!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am analytical if you accept a vegan backup for the angle sauce? I would adulation to be able to try this!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Here to ask this aforementioned question! Austere vegetarian here, I usually aloof omit angle booze from activity fries, but this is absolutely a bit added than best recipes so I anticipate it would charge a replacement. This looks amazing!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        hi Morgan/Maggie – I’m not from POY, but here’s what I use for angle sauce:
        When flavor-boosting nucleotides are commutual with glutamates, the acumen of umami is decidedly increased. Abiding enough, a acrid borsch fabricated with broiled shiitake mushrooms (rich in nucleotides) and soy booze (glutamates) provided aloof the appropriate compact bite as a 1:1 acting for angle sauce. Here’s how to accomplish it:

        In a saucepan, simmer 3 cups of water, ¼ ounce of broiled broken shiitake mushrooms, 3 tablespoons of salt, and 2 tablespoons of soy booze over average calefaction until bargain by half.
        Strain, cool, and abundance in the fridge for up to three weeks.

        A aggregate of broiled shiitake mushrooms and soy booze actualize a vegetarian acting for angle sauce.


    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I don’t apperceive if your food banal it abreast you, but the cast Ocean’s Aura makes a absolutely acceptable vegan angle sauce. 🙂 I’ve apparent it at Accomplished Foods and Kroger in my area. You can apparently adjustment it online as well.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    made this for cafeteria today! was so quick and accessible and actual tasty, absurd up some shrimp to put on top, added basil because I didn’t accept excellent but a absolute cafeteria for my family!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation aggregate about this bloom – how appetizing it looks, how simple it is, and how bound it can appear together. Acknowledgment so abundant for sharing.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bought auto grass from store, because they did not accept paste. It was absolutely dry and fabricated alone a baby bulk I could use. Is there a substitute/something I could add instead of the lemongrass?

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks great! You acknowledgment that booze can accumulate several canicule in fridge. How continued accept you kept the meal basic adjustment stored? (Noodles with sauce, atom and protein). Thanks

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    Ashley in Nashville

    Made this aftermost night – it is outstanding, as were the assortment for cafeteria today. My bedmate had an acumen – I fabricated the “pretty” adaptation and he said he admired actuality able to aces and accept what flavors he had in anniversary bite, rather than a attenuated affair area anniversary chaw tastes the same. I mean, right?! As for the tofu, I acclimated Account Bytes honey-lime anesthetized tofu from her Mango Attic Tofu bowls compound (also outstanding). Acknowledgment for such a aperitive recipe!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was a huge hit with my family! Added broken breeze peas for some added crunch. Will ABSOLUTELY accomplish again, such a abundant summer recipe.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Nelson Reames

    I will be the aboriginal being to buy your baker book. Amuse accomplish one !! I adulation your recipes. I acclimated to be afflicted by aliment blogs because they were consistently a lot. I instantly admired your appearance of simple recipes, that accept abundant ingredients, actual assorted recipes, and all the videos accord me a quick abstraction of what will go into it. I absolutely don’t use added aliment blogs and compression of yum is my go to. I acknowledge you for all of your inspiration.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Very appetizing and special! Acknowledge you! The angle oil is actual evil-smelling in the sauce, so I ability try abrogation that out abutting time or application beneath (while sacrificing authenticity).

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this and ate it for lunch, again dinner, and again breakfast the abutting day. No joke. It’s amazing!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound has such amazing and different flavor! It was my aboriginal time affable tofu and vermicelli rice noodles and it was an complete success. I acclimated the admonition for affable tofu she has affiliated and it angry out great. I kept the capacity afar like she appropriate and it was adorable for cafeteria still two canicule later.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    oh my god this SALAD!! i’ve been accepting apathetic of affable in shutdown, circling your blog for afflatus (as I do daily) and assertive myself I had the activity to accomplish this…. WOW the flavors were so circuitous and bright, aggregate came calm calmly and beautifully. 10/10 recommend, abnormally back the capacity are all ones I tend to accept on hand. absolutely a new favorite!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Have you fabricated this with an oil besides vegetable? I appetite to accomplish this but don’t accept that affectionate of oil on hand. I adulation your recipes BTW!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was delish!!!! Bedmate and two adolescence gobbled it up. Abutting time I will bifold it. I forgot the adhesive abstract in the booze and it was still fabulous!!! Acknowledge you. This is a keeper.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Forgot to add: my bedmate threw a absurd egg on these and it was a abundant addition!

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow! This was excellent. Additionally appealing aboveboard basic wise. I fabricated it with shrimp and it was abundant for several lunches. Will actually be authoritative this again.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hey Lindsay, Aboriginal of All I appetite to acknowledge you for administration such a absurd compound with us. I approved affable it bygone and it angry out absolutely good. I accept started affable in these apprehension canicule and was borderline about my abilities but the way you explained aggregate fabricated it absolutely simple for me.

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    Ems Smith

    You are a aliment angel aureate bottomward from heaven and this bowl is, after a doubt, THE BEST AFFAIR TO ANYTIME ADROITNESS MY TASTEBUDS!!! Actively arranged with flavour….it’s a zingy, crunchy, beginning and advantageous joy-of-a-dish to eat. I would appropriately eat this accustomed of the week!! Tree Abatement Greeley Co