Shrimp Summer Roll Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
A delicious main course salad, filled with rice noodles, vegetables and shrimp and topped with a spicy peanut butter sauce.
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For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice plus more for drizzling on rice noodles
  • 3 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil

Garnish: Red pepper flakes and chopped peanuts

    For the Salad:

    • 1 bundle thin dried vermicelli rice noodles
    • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice for drizzling on rice noodles
    • Green leaf lettuce
    • 1 handful bean sprouts
    • 1 carrot peeled and cut in to 2-inch matchsticks
    • 1/2 English cucumber unpeeled and cut in to 2-inch matchsticks
    • 1/4 small red cabbage thinly sliced in to 2 to 3-inch pieces
    • 1 green onion green part only, sliced
    • Roughly chopped fresh herbs parsley, basil and/or cilantro
    • 6-8 cooked large shrimp cooled or at room temperature
    • Additional chopped peanuts for garnish
    • Lime wedges for serving


    • To make the peanut sauce: Combine all ingredients except the garnish items in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Cover and refrigerate if not using immediately. To serve, garnish with red pepper flakes and chopped peanuts.
    • To assemble salad: Place vermicelli noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes, then drain. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of lime juice and toss to combine. Place in bottom of serving bowls. Place some leaf lettuce on one side of the bowl. Place some bean sprouts on the opposite side, leaving some space in the middle.
    • In a medium bowl, combine the carrots, cucumber, red cabbage, green onion and chopped herbs and toss to combine. Spoon some of the vegetable mixture in to the middle of each serving bowl. Top with shrimp, then a dollop of peanut sauce. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and serve with a lime wedge. Pass additional peanut sauce for adding to salad.

    Nutrition Information:

    Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 6025IU | Vitamin C: 51.7mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2.8mg