Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad for #WeekdaySupper

by Renee on November 28, 2013

Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad | Magnolia Days

You look at the clock and know what time it is. It’s mid-afternoon and before you know it you will be doing something about supper. It’s been a hard day and the idea of standing over a stove is not appealing. You are simply not in the mood to cook. Dining out is not an option and take-out doesn’t cut it either. What to do then? It’s simple. Make a roast beef rice noodle salad.

There is no cooking involved with this salad. Soak rice noodles in hot water until they are softened. Chop up veggies, slice an apple, whisk the dressing, tear apart sliced roast beef, and with a toss or two it is done in less than 30 minutes. You have an Asian-inspired dish loaded with snow peas, tart apple, deli-sliced roast beef, green onions, and peanuts. The dressing is made with oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, garlic, and ginger.

Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad | Magnolia Days

Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad is a great Weekday Supper. The Sunday Supper Movement’s mission is to get families cooking and enjoying a meal at the family table. It starts with one meal and then becomes a way of life. That is where Weekday Supper helps those looking for quick and easy meals to make during the week. You can follow the #WeekdaySupper hashtag on twitter to find recipes throughout the year. Here are the recipes featured this week:

Weekday Supper Collage Week of 11-25-13

How often do you cook during the week? I aim for at least five times. I’ve shared a few other Weekday Supper recipes too. Take a look at Calypso Pork Chops and Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Try cooking different recipes. It’s a fun adventure. You never know when you will find a new favorite.

Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad

30 minutes

Makes 4 servings

Roast Beef Rice Noodle Salad

No cooking required for this easy noodle salad with deli-sliced roast beef, crunchy green apple, crisp snow peas, roasted peanuts, and dressed with lime, ginger, and garlic.

  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tart green apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 3 to 5 green onions (white part only), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound deli roast beef (sliced for sandwiches)
  • Roasted cocktail peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro

Cover the noodles with hot water in a large bowl. Let soak until tender (al dente), about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the bowl.

Whisk together oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic, and salt in a small bowl until combined to make the dressing.

Add the dressing to the noodles and toss to coat the noodles.

Add apple slices, peas, jalapeno to the noodles and gently toss to combine.

Tear the beef into bite-sized pieces and fold into the noodles.

Sprinkle cocktail peanuts on top. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Recipe adapted from one in the the Womans Day magazine August 2013 edition.

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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious November 28, 2013 at 6:13 am

Almost — ALMOST — too pretty to eat!


Renee November 29, 2013 at 8:31 am

Almost, however I managed to eat it and enjoyed every single bite.


Family Foodie November 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

This salad looks amazing… I’m thinking of making it with leftover turkey tomorrow. Beautiful photos!


Renee November 29, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thanks Isabel and what a great idea to use leftover turkey for this salad.


DB-The Foodie Stuntman @ Crazy Foodie Stunts November 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

This is such a great idea. Happy Thanksgiving!


Renee November 29, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thank you DB and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons November 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

Rice noodles are the perfect thing for quick meals – I love them! Would love to have a big batch of this for lunches throughout the week.


Renee November 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

Thanks Lori and I had it for lunch for a few days too.


Bill December 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Great idea for a quick lunch, Renee. I love rice noodles and this is such a simple and healthy salad. Definitely gonna try this one!


Renee December 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

Thanks Bill. It does come together quickly and quite healthy. I’ve had it for lunch often. I can’t seem to get enough of it.


Karli December 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

LOVE this idea. I’m about to have some leftover roast beef, so this will be on the leftover list.


Renee December 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’ve started to get extra deli roast beef just to add to salads. The possibilities are endless.


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