Glass noodle salad – easy recipe

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Are you still looking for a quick, sophisticated summer salad? Then you should definitely try this refreshing glass noodle salad .

Whether as a quick lunch or as a barbecue side dish at a party, this quick Asian salad with fresh ingredients is guaranteed to be a hit!

This salad is the perfect summer recipe for a light and healthy meal.

My easy recipe, with clear step-by-step instructions, will show you how to whip up this amazing glass noodle salad in your Thermomix® in no time flat!

A bowl of glass noodle salad and nuts. Next to it chopsticks.

What is a glass noodle salad?

A glass noodle salad consists of glass noodles and a dressing as well as a choice of fresh vegetables and a meat or fish garnish.

What are glass noodles?

Glass noodles are an Asian type of noodle made only from starch and water.

The starch used is obtained from mung beans, soybeans or rice.

Glass noodles become transparent, almost translucent, after cooking and are therefore called glass noodles.

What are glass noodles used for?

Glass noodles can be served hot, lukewarm or cold.

They have no flavor of their own, but absorb the taste of the other ingredients very well and are therefore suitable for a variety of dishes, such as soups, wok dishes and salads.

Glass noodles do not stick together when they get cold, which is why they can also be used cold in Asian wraps and salads.

Glass noodle salad:

  • The perfect recipe for hot days.
  • Super quick and easy to prepare.
  • Prepared without having to cook.
  • Suitable for beginners.
  • A great gluten-free alternative to pasta.
  • Lactose free.
  • A great vegetarian dish without chicken.
  • Great value.
  • Great for meal-prep, as it is also delicious cold.
A bowl of glass noodle salad. Outside around decoration.

What can be substituted for glass noodles?

There are a whole range of alternatives that you can use instead of glass noodles.

One option is capellini, also known as angel hair pasta, which can be prepared in a similar way.

You can also use the following pasta, among others:

  • Rice noodles
  • Soba noodles – noodles made from buckwheat
  • Konjac noodles – a great low-carb alternative
  • Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles. Gluten-free and almost without carbohydrates.

Recipe Tips

If you like, you can toast a few cashews or pine nuts in a pan without oil and sprinkle over the salad before serving.

Glass noodle salad tastes best when served cold.

However, you can also serve the glass noodle salad warm if you prefer.

The salad can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Don’t cook or soak the glass noodles for too long so that they do not become too soft or mushy.

You should leave the finished glass noodle salad to stand for a while before eating so that the glass noodles can absorb the aroma of the other ingredients.

A hand uses chopsticks to take a portion of glass noodle salad from a bowl.

Can the salad be prepared and stored?

Yes, you can either prepare the glass noodle salad a day in advance or prepare all the ingredients separately and keep them in the fridge until ready to use.

Leftover salad can be kept in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.

However, you should not keep the salad for longer, as the noodles will probably become mushy afterwards.

A bowl of glass noodle salad.

Frequently asked questions about glass noodles

Chopsticks in a small bowl with glass noodle salad.

What ingredients do you need for the glass noodle salad?

  • 200 g glass noodles
  • 1.5 l hot water
  • 300 g chicken tenders (or chicken breast)
  • 3 carrots (200 g)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder, spicy
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts or pine nuts (optional)

Note: You will find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below in the recipe card, which you can also print or save as a PDF file.

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How do you make the glass noodle salad?

Preparation:

First place the glass noodles in a bowl, pour hot water over them and leave to infuse according to the instructions on the packaging.

Then drain and rinse with cold water. Then chop roughly with kitchen scissors.

Then cut the chicken tenders into bite-sized pieces, heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil, add the meat, season with a little salt and pepper and fry until done. Set aside.

Peel the carrots and wash the peppers and pat dry.

Peel the onion and garlic cloves too.

Then cut the vegetables into large pieces, place in the blender jug and 4 sec. / Chop level 5.

Then push everything down with a spatula, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 4 min. / 120° / level 1 steam.

Then add the spices, i.e. 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika powder and ½ teaspoon paprika powder, 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 15 sec. Stir in / level 1.

Finally, place the glass noodles and meat in a large bowl. Add the steamed vegetables on top and mix well.

Enjoy your meal!

Note: You will find the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below in the recipe card, which you can also print or save as a PDF file.

One large and one small bowl of glass noodle salad.

By the way, the prep times listed are just averages. Everyone cooks at their own pace, and sometimes things take a bit longer or shorter than expected. Just have fun with it and enjoy the process!

Now have fun mixing and enjoy your meal!

If you liked my quick recipe for glass noodle salad , you might also like my recipe for super tasty sweet and sour chicken🙂

Your Christoph
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Glass noodle salad

Whether as a quick lunch or as a barbecue side dish at a party, this quick Asian salad with fresh ingredients is guaranteed to be a hit!
Author: Christoph
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Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Course Salad, Supplement
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 286 kcal

Equipment

  • Thermomix®
  • Spatel
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Frying pan and spatula
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Glass noodles
  • 1,5 l Hot water
  • 300 g Chicken tenders Or chicken breast
  • 3 Carrots 200 g
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 5 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika powder
  • ½ Tsp Paprika powder, spicy
  • 2 Tbsp Cashew nuts or pine nuts optional

Instructions
 

  • First place the glass noodles in a bowl, pour hot water over them and leave to infuse according to the instructions on the packaging. Then drain and rinse with cold water. Then cut roughly with kitchen scissors.
  • Then cut the chicken tenders into small cubes, heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil, add the meat, season with a little salt and pepper and fry. Set aside.
  • Peel the carrots and wash the peppers and pat dry. Peel the onion and garlic cloves too.
  • Then cut the vegetables into large pieces, place in the mixing bowl and chop 4 sec. / level 5.
  • Then push everything down with a spatula, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and steam 4 min. / 120° / level 1.
  • Then add the spices, i.e. 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika powder and ½ teaspoon paprika powder, 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons soy sauce and stir 15 sec. / level 1.
  • Finally, place the glass noodles and meat in a large bowl. Add the steamed vegetables on top and mix well.

Notes

  • If you like, you can toast a few cashews or pine nuts in a pan without oil and sprinkle over the salad before serving.
  • The glass noodle salad can be eaten both warm and cold and can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Keywords Barbecue side dish, Noodles, Summer salad
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