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This portable salad features rice noodles tossed with a spicy coconut-peanut sauce. The secret is in the prepared Massaman curry paste, which contains toasted spices including cardamom, cinnamon and cumin. Massaman curry paste is available at Asian markets and well-stocked grocery stores, but jarred Thai red curry paste works as well.
This gluten-free Thai-inspired salad will keep you full for longer, packed not only with vitamin-rich fruits and veg but also with plant-based proteins: Peanut butter is rich in healthy fats like oleic acid, which has been linked to improved insulin sensitivity, while tofu contains all the essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein – your body needs.
1. Prepare noodles according to package instructions. Rinse with cool water and drain.
2. In a large serving bowl, whisk coconut milk, peanut butter, curry paste, lime zest and juice and fish sauce. Add drained noodles, tofu, bell pepper, mango and cilantro and toss to coat with dressing. (Make Ahead: Salad can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Add a few tablespoons of warm water and toss to loosen dressing.)
- Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
- Calories 344
- Carbohydrate Content 49 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 13 g
- Fiber Content 6 g
- Protein Content 12 g
- Saturated Fat Content 5 g
- Sodium Content 499 mg
- Sugar Content 11 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 3 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g