Noodle Bowls

  • Recipe By
  • Published Sep 11th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings4
  • Calories483
Such a light, crisp salad... especially on summer evenings! Everyone loves these noodle bowls and makes it a point to join us for dinner if they know they're being served. Increase or omit ingredients to suit your palate.

Noodle Bowls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Noodle Bowls for 4 servings:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried cellophane (glass) noodles
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 head heart of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, slivered
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste, or to taste

Noodle Bowls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In45m

To cook Noodle Bowls, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Noodle Bowls easily:

  1. 1 Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain and chop into shorter lengths.
  2. 2 Grind peanuts into a coarse, chunky meal using a food processor or mortar and pestle.
  3. 3 Combine noodles, peanuts, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, and green onions in a large bowl. Serve soy sauce and wasabi paste alongside.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute 1 sweet potato for the carrots if desired.
  • You can also serve the ingredients in separate bowls and let each person assemble his or her own noodle bowl.
  • Though this is a traditional Vietnamese dish, I find it extremely difficult to get my hands on a good fish sauce. I've learned that, in a pinch, the soy and wasabi dressing is so much easier to keep on hand, and everyone loves it! I highly recommend each person combine the soy sauce and wasabi individually (sushi-style), as everyone has his/her own version of what proportion of wasabi they enjoy and can tolerate.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 18.7 grams of fat; 69.9 grams of carbohydrates; 13.8 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 1874 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 11th 2017

    I have been searching for a recipe similar to what we enjoy in a local Vietnamese restaurant. I liked the idea of letting everyone top their noodles as they preferred, so I set out bowls of ...

  2. Jul 13th 2017

    This is delicious! It's kinda like a fresh spring roll without the roll. I added shrimp and pork to make it a little more filling. I think it could have been improved with a different sau ...

  3. Mar 31st 2017

    Fresh and delicious! I used soba noodles because I didn't have any glass noodles. This recipe is perfect for a buffet style meal so everyone can pick and choose the ingredients and their amo ...