An incredible recipe for Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad w/ Sweet Chili Vinaigrette & Roasted peanuts - bursting with flavor and healthy and light! |

Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad, vegan, gluten free, pasta salad
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese


Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad – loaded up with fresh veggies and herbs! This vegan- adaptable salad is bursting with flavor and sooooo healthy, delicious and light!





  • 1/3 cup rice vine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons organic cane sugar, coconut sugar, or honey
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce (or use vegan fish sauce, or salt to taste then add a tiny drizzle of soy sauce, or liquid aminos)
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup red onion, sliced very thin- or use a shallot (or sub quick pickled onions, added later with herbs)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • _____
  • 45 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli noodles, bean thread noodles or “sea tangle” ( clear kelp noodles)
  • 2 cups julienned carrot
  • 2 cups julienned cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil– optional- see notes
  • * feel free to sub other veggies for the carrots and cucumber- like zucchini noodles, red bell, turnip, kohlrabi, radishes.


  1. Place the first 6 ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to a simmer, simmer five minutes and place in the fridge to cool.
  2. Cook the noodles according to directions. If using sea kelp noodles, no need to cook.
  3. Place drained rinsed noodles in a large bowl and top with veggies and herbs.
  4. Toss well. Add the the chilled dressing and herbs, tossing again.
  5. Top with crushed roasted peanuts.
  6. For extra protein, add Baked Sesame Ginger Tofu – super delish!


If using sea kelp, drizzle the whole salad with 2 tablespoons olive oil, which will help the texture.


  • Serving Size: 1.75 cups

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