Deals

This Vietnamese Cucumber Noodle Bowl Makes The Ideal Summer Meal

June 16, 2015

Fresh, crunchy cucumber noodles stand in for rice noodles in this light, summery version of a classic Vietnamese hot-cold dish.

Shrimp Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Shrimp Marinade

8 Thrive Market Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons coconut aminos
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon mirin

Quick Pickled Carrots and Cabbage

1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut vinegar
2 carrots, peeled and cut paper thin
1 cup white cabbage, thinly sliced

Sauce

1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
3 tablespoons coconut vinegar
3 tablespoons Paleo-friendly fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1/3 cup hot water

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
1 to 2 English or hothouse cucumbers
1 large handful bean sprouts
1/3 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup cashews, chopped

Special equipment: a spiralizer

Instructions

Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss with coconut aminos, lime juice, honey, garlic powder, sesame oil, and mirin. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sea salt, coconut sugar, and vinegar. Add in carrots and cabbage and set aside to pickle.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

Place oil in a pan set over medium high heat, add onions and sauté, stirring, until they become translucent and golden around the edges.

Meanwhile, use spiralizer to slice cucumbers into cucumber noodles. Divide cucumber noodles between two bowls. Divide onions and pour over cucumber noodles.

In the same pan, sauté the shrimp in their marinade. Cook until pink and cooked through.

To serve, place bean sprouts, mint and cilantro leaves, and cashews in the bowls of cucumber noodles. Drain carrots and cabbage then arrange over vegetables on top of bowls. Top with shrimp and serve with generous amounts of sauce on the side.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

[product sku=”042563008277″]
[product sku=”024182000481″]
[product sku=”024182000283″]
[product sku=”736211605382″]
[product sku=”078314216004″]
[product sku=”851492002030″]
[product sku=”089836185167″]
[product sku=”094922059925″]
[product sku=”023254667515″]

Share this article

Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

Download the app for easy shopping on the go

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from Thrive Market. Consent not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel.


If you are visually-impaired and having difficulty with our website, call us at 1‑855‑997‑2315

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

© Thrive Market 2022 All rights reserved.