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Bean Thread Noodles Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Quick bean thread noodle salad with spinach and carrots. With a light dressing.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Bean Thread
Servings: 2
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 small bunch bean thread noodles , around 50g
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • around 100g spinach , hard roots removed and cut into long pieces
Dressing Sauce
  • small pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar , 1/2 tablespoon more for a sourer taste
  • 2 garlic cloves , smashed or minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  1. Pre-soak the bean thread noodles with clean water for 10-15 minutes until soft. And then cook in boiling water for around 30 seconds (If you want it to be softer, cook for another 30 seconds). They become soft quickly after soaking.
  2. Clean spinach and remove the hard roots. Add a small pinch of salt and several drops of oil in boiling water, and then blanch the spinach and shred carrots for 20-30 seconds. Transfer out and soak in cool water. Squeeze the extra water out.
  3. In a small bowl, smash the garlic cloves and then add 1/2 tablespoon of hot water. Soak the garlic for half minute and then mix all the other seasonings. Set aside.
  4. Place bean thread noodles, spinach, carrots and dressing sauce in a large bowl. Combine well and then serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Bean Thread Noodles Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 1274mg55%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 7360IU147%
Vitamin C 16.6mg20%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.