Summer is here! And that means I am spending a lot of time grilling and eating fresh and bright foods. This Vietnamese Pickled Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad is a fun twist on a classic pasta salad that you can serve up to wow your guests with something unique and, best of all, simple to make!
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I love quick, simple, and easy recipes that are fast to make when I am headed to a cookout or grilling event. Vietnamese Pickled Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad is all of these things, plus something different, fun, and light which makes it perfect in my book! Side dishes can be heavy at grill outs, so bringing something light and fresh is typically what I aim for. Add some chicken, tofu, or shrimp and this is dinner in itself!
This vegan and vegetarian side dish is also gluten free! So it is a great option to bring to a summer BBQ or party to meet most dietary restrictions. Make it spicy with sliced serranos or jalapenos. Add as many or few pickled carrots and daikon radish as you want! I find that it tends to be best with a healthy dose of the vegetables for some crunchy texture. I could eat this stuff all day, especially in the summer.
If you want to cut down on the vinegar, you could skip the pickled vinegar “juice” and go with something light and simply, like lime juice and a little olive oil.
I love finding new side dishes like this Vietnamese Pickled Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad that I can share with all of my friends and guests. What would you serve it with?