Glass Noodle Chicken Salad – Fresh lunch or dinner

  • Prep Time
    20 mins
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This Asian-style salad combines glass noodles with fresh herbs, vegetables and shredded chicken with an addictive creamy hoisin dressing that clings to the slippery noodles. The zingy salty lime cashew crumble really makes it, so don’t skip it!

Terrific no-cook meal for hot summer nights. Perfect for keto diet, little amount of carbs. Use sugar free soy sauce for an even lower carb value. 


Glass noodle salad:

Lime cashew crumble:

Creamy hoisin dressing:


    Step 1

    bean thread noodles, cellophane noodles, glass noodle salad Prep Time 20 minutes Servings 3 – 4 Calories 617cal Author Nagi Ingredients Glass noodle salad: 100 g / 3.5 oz bean thread vermicelli noodles / cellophane noodles (Note 1) 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1/2 store bought roast chicken) (Note 2) 2 packed cups (180g) green cabbage, finely sliced 1 cucumber , cut in half, sliced 3mm / 1/8″ thick on the diagonal 1 carrot , peeled then julienned 2 green onion stems , finely sliced on a diagonal 1 cup lightly packed coriander/cilantro leaves 1 cup lightly packed mint leaves Lime cashew crumble: 1 cup unsalted roasted cashew nuts , roughly chopped 1 1/2 tsp lime zest 2 tsp lime juice 3/4 tsp caster sugar / superfine sugar (sub ordinary / granulated) 1/2 tsp cooking/kosher salt Creamy hoisin dressing: 3 tbsp light soy sauce 3 tbsp rice vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil 1 1/2 tbsp kewpie mayonnaise (or other mayo) (Note 3) 1 tbsp hoisin sauce 3/4 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder (Note 4) Cups – Metric Instructions Glass noodles: Place dry noodles in a bowl and cover with freshly boiled water. Leave for 3 to 4 minutes or until transparent and softened. Drain using a colander, rinse under tap water (for rapid cool and reduce stickiness) then detangle using your fingers. Drain thoroughly before use. Set aside to fully cool.

    Step 2

    Lime cashew crumble: Place ingredients in a bowl and toss. (No marinating time needed)

    Step 3

    Dressing: Place ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined.

    Step 4

    Salad: Place glass noodle salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over dressing, toss well. Add half the cashews, toss again.

    Step 5

    Serve: Transfer to a large salad bowl or individual bowls. Sprinkle with remaining lime cashew crumble and serve!


    Yummy, Salad in minutes.

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