California Avocado and Thai Noodle Salad

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Serves: 24

3 lb. romaine, shredded As needed California Thai Noodle Salad (recipe follows) 1 lb. 8 oz. Fresh California Avocado*, diced 8 Tbsp. peanuts, chopped 6 Tbsp. cilantro, fresh sprigs 3 limes, cut into 8 wedges each As needed Thai Dressing (recipe follows) (or bottled) California Thai Noodle Salad (Yield: 24 - 8 oz. portions) 2 lb. 4 oz. vermicelli pasta 1 lb. 2 oz. green cabbage, shredded 1 lb. 2 oz. carrots, matchstick cut 1 lb. 2 oz. red peppers, julienned 1 lb. 8 oz. cucumber, peeled, seeded, sliced into half-moon shapes 4 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped 4 Tbsp. mint, chopped 1 Tbsp. lime juice 48 oz. Asian-style peanut sauce/dressing Thai Dressing (Yield: 24 - 2 oz. portions) 8 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 1/2 cups rice wine vinegar 8 Tbsp. sugar 8 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. sesame oil 3 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes 8 Tbsp. mint, chopped 8 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

(approx. 12-ounce) portions

California Thai Noodle Salad:

  1. Cook noodles according to manufacturer’s directions. Cool quickly to 40°F for use within 48 hours.
  2. In a bowl, combine cooked noodles, cabbage, carrot, pepper, cucumber, Asian peanut dressing, cilantro, mint and lime juice.  Toss well to coat.

Thai Dressing:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well to emulsify.

To Assemble:

  1. Top 2 oz. shredded romaine with 8 oz. noodle salad and 1 oz. Fresh California Avocado.  Garnish with 1 tsp. chopped peanuts, a cilantro spring and a lime wedge.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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