Gluten Free Prawn, Mushroom & Noodle Salad

A tasty gluten free salad with spring onion, mint and coriander
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


For the salad

  • 200 g rice vermicelli
  • 250 g prawns cleaned and deveined, tail on
  • ½ cup spring onions sliced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves packed
  • ¼ cup coriander roughly chopped & packed
  • 1 medium cucumber julienned
  • 1 large carrot julienned
  • 250 g white button mushrooms sliced very thinly

For dressing

  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce, or more to taste 
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1-2 bird’s eye chillies sliced
  • Lime cheeks, for serving


For the dressing

  • In a small mixing bowl combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk well until the sugar dissolves.
  • If you would like the dressing on the mild side use 1 chilli and remove the seeds.
    Set aside.

For the salad

  • Place rice noodles in a large bowl and boil a full kettle.
    Pour boiling water over the rice noodles and mix well, submerging them.
    After about 5 minutes they should feel soft and tender.
    Rinse under cold water and drain.
  • In a large saucepan, bring a few cm of water to the boil.
    Add a steaming basket / stainless steel steaming insert / colander in a pinch.
    Add the prawns and steam for ± 2 minutes until pink and opaque.
    Remove the prawns straight away and spread out onto a tray to cool.
  • In a large salad bowl combine the spring onions, mint leaves, coriander, cucumber and carrot. Mix well.
  • Add the rice noodles and distribute them evenly making sure all the vegetables and herbs mix in well. Add the steamed prawns and mix.
  • Drizzle everything with a little dressing and toss to coat.
    Add the mushrooms and mix them in thoroughly, adding more dressing if necessary until the mushrooms are well marinated.
  • Serve the salad with plenty of lime cheeks for squeezing over and extra dressing on the side.
Keyword gluten free, noodles, salad