I swear this sort of thing may be the perfect picnic food. It’s easy to throw together, packs well, is great cold or at room temp, and is just plain tasty. Spicy, crunchy, cool, herbaceous - this salad has a lot going for it. —Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch
fresh lime juice
rice noodles, cooked, drained, and cooled
grilled steak, thinly sliced (grilled chicken or pork also work)
cucumber, thinly sliced
scallion, thinly sliced - green parts only
serrano chile pepper, thinly sliced (or more to taste)
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh mint
chopped fresh thai basil
chopped roasted peanuts
In This Recipe
Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk thoroughly until mixed. Or to make things even easier, put the ingredients in a jar, screw on the lid, and shake until combined.
Mix together the rice noodles, steak, cucumber, scallion, chile, cilantro, mint, and thai basil, then toss with the dressing until well coated. Top with chopped peanuts.