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Glass Noodle Salad

Glass Noodle Salad

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  • Author: Veggie Anh
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Glass Noodle Salad is a Southeast Asian-styled noodle dish with a perfect balance of flavors and texture: the freshness of vegetables, the delicate texture of glass noodles, and the vibrant flavors of a well-balanced dressing. It's the perfect refreshing dish for hot summer days!


Units Scale
  • 200g Glass Noodles
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 tbsp peanuts (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (reserve some for garnish)
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves (reserve some for garnish)
  • 200g tofu


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 piece of 2-inch ginger
  • 1 Thai chili pepper
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Prepare the Glass Noodles:

  • In a large bowl, soak the glass noodles in warm water for about 3 minutes.
  • Once the noodles are ready, drain and rinse them under cold water to remove excess starch. Soak them in an iced bath to prevent sticking.

Prep the Vegetables and Herbs:

  • Peel the carrot and cucumber. Using a julienne peeler or a sharp knife, cut them into thin, matchstick-like strips.
  • Chop the cilantro and mint leaves roughly.
  • Chop the roasted peanuts.
  • Place the prepared vegetables and herbs in a mixing bowl and set aside.

Cook the Tofu:

  • Cut the tofu into small cubes or slices according to your preference.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a small amount of oil.
  • Gently fry the tofu until golden brown and slightly crispy on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Sauce:

  • Peel and finely mince the garlic and ginger.
  • Remove the seeds from the Thai chili pepper and finely chop it.
  • In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, ginger, chopped chili pepper, lime juice, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves.

Assemble the Salad:

  • In the mixing bowl with the vegetables and herbs, add the cooked glass noodles and fried tofu.
  • Pour the sauce over the salad and toss gently to ensure everything is evenly coated with the flavorsome dressing.
  • Sprinkle the peanuts over the top for an added crunch.
  • Transfer the glass noodle salad to a serving dish or plate. Garnish with additional cilantro and mint leaves, if desired. Serve it immediately and relish the refreshing combination of textures and flavors.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, Thai