Cold Asian Noodle Salad [VIDEO]

Gluten Free Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, no added sugar, 30 minutes or less, vegetarian option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you are looking for a simple side-dish to feed a crowd for weekend BBQing or a great on-the-go lunch, this Cold Asian Noodle Salad is perfect! Simply chop up all of the veggies, mix together the sauce, add in some rice noodles and BOOM. Your Summer salad is complete.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

All the veggies! They add a great crunch and beautiful colors. This salad will be on repeat for every summer gathering! Mark my words!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Add some optional chicken to take this from a side dish to a hearty main!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad {Gluten-free, Vegetarian} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 8 minutes 2017-06-23T00:08:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

Sauce

Other Ingredients

  • 1 8.8 oz package Vermicelli Rice noodles, cooked based on package instructions
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 purple cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • optional: shredded rotisserie chicken
  • optional edamame 
  • optional: add peanuts

Instructions

  1. Add all sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until combined. Set aside.
  2. Toss chopped veggies, rice noodles, cilantro, and sesame seeds into a medium mixing bowl. Add in chicken if using. Pour in sauce and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Serve cold topped with scallions and peanuts if using.

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 28

If you haven’t tried the Coconut Curry Ceviche or the Fish Tacos, this week is definitely a must-make! The perfect light and healthy meals for these warm Spring days!

New to the meal plans? You can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Weekly Dinner Plan 28 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Thai Meatballs (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Coconut Curry Ceviche (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Thursday: Chicken Milanese (Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free if you omit the parmesan cheese)

Friday: Lemon Vegetable Risotto (vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut free)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Father’s Day

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Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 21

Egg Rolls in a bowl, Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower, a hearty Breakfast Salad, and more, make up this week’s dinner meal plan! Equipped for leftovers and tons of flavor!

If you missed the start of the plans, don’t worry, you can join in on your own month anytime! Find all of the meal plans, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Meal-Plan-Graphic-Week-21

Monday: Cioppino Stew (30 minutes or less, low-carb, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Loaded Taco Skillet (30 minutes or less, low-carb, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower (Dairy-free, low-carb, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant if you use ghee!)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: BRINNER: Green Goddess Breakfast Salad (Dairy-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and Whole30 compliant)

Sunday: Egg Roll Bows (30 minutes or less, low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and grain-free)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a side-dish from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! The Kung Pao Cauliflower (page 222) is a great low-carb dish to pair with the Egg Roll Bowls! SO simple to make and so so flavorful! You can also add the Burnt Broccoli on page 230 to the Green Goddess Breakfast Salad as a nice crispy and flavorful touch!

Dessert idea: These Blueberry Crumb Bars are gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and are exploding with flavor! Such a great way to celebrate blueberry season!


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Happy Cooking!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 20

Happy Easter Sunday for those that are celebrating! I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend filled with an abundance of food! This week’s meal plan is packed with EASY, nutritious meals that are loaded with flavor to help make your meal prep stress-free after a busy weekend!

If you are new to the meal plans, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog!

Meal Plan Graphic Week 20 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: 30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowl (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant, and nut-free)

Tuesday: Fluffly Paleo Pancakes (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly! Check out the video HERE!)

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Classic Chicken Soup (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Maple Glazed Salmon (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly! Check out the video HERE!)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Stir Fry Spring Rolls (30 minute or less, gluten-free)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make some breakfasts from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook this week! The Chia Pudding on page 60 and the Quiche on page 56 are perfect make-ahead breakfasts for when you don’t have a ton of time in the mornings!

Lunch inspiration! This Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is a reader favorite!


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d love to hear from you!

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Acai Smoothie Bowls (Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Açaí Smoothie Bowl is the perfect refreshing and nourishing treat for warm Spring and Summer days! Paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free! We love topping ours with gluten-free granola, a mix of berries, and bee pollen for a pop of color and added protein!

Acai Bowl (paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Acai + mixed berries = the ultimate antioxidant treat! I made these bowls inspired by a favorite smoothie shop of mine, Robeks and absolutely love them! Get creative with the toppings for a fun, flavorful, and healthy breakfast!

Acai Bowl (paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Preparation 5 minutes 2017-06-23T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 1, 16 ounce bowl     adjust servings

Ingredients

Acai Bowl

  • 1 frozen organic unsweetened Açaí pack. *You can find this in the frozen fruit isle in your local grocery store! We got ours at Whole Foods Market.
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed whey protein powder (Use code LEXI for 10% off)

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup paleo granola
  • 1 banana, sliced thin
  • 1 strawberry, sliced thin
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon bee pollen

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a bowl, garnish with desired toppings and devour!

 

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Fish Tacos With Tropical Salsa are the perfect low-carb, light and healthy lunch or dinner! The crunch of the lettuce with the creamy tropical salsa and perfectly spiced fish makes for taco perfection. Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, and dairy-free.

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, Paleo friendly, grain-free, dairy-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

In my house taco night comes in many variations. Pre-made, do it yourself taco-bar, steak, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, veggies, etc., the possibilities are endless!  These fish tacos are a perfect blend of spicy and tangy, and are always a huge it!

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, Paleo friendly, grain-free, dairy-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, Paleo friendly, grain-free, dairy-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, Paleo friendly, grain-free, dairy-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Preparation 0:05 2017-06-23T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:10 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00

Ingredients

For the fish

Tropical Salsa

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 orange, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic from garlic mill

Homemade Spicy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup organic mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

Ingredients for Assembly

  • 6 Organic romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • red cabbage, shredded
  • Organic non-gmo corn tortilla shells

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine seasoning for the fish; season fish and place in the fridge until ready to cook.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the tropical salsa ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
  3. Spray grill pan with oil of choice and cook fish over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes on both sides, or until fish is opaque and flakey.
  4. Move fish to cutting board, chop into pieces, and place into a bowl.
  5. On a serving dish lay out desired amount of lettuce leaves or taco shells, depending on what you are using.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together spicy sauce and place on the serving dish.
  7. Assemble: Place fish pieces into each taco shell followed by the tropical salsa. Top with shredded cabbage, a drizzle of spicy sauce. Serve warm with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

  • I serve mine with tortilla chips and a bowl with extra tropical salsa!
  • Updated March, 2017