I love crispy, crunchy salads; something about eating lots of crisp salad makes me feel so virtuous (and as if I deserve dessert!). I will often order big main dish salads at restaurants for dinner. I mean after all, salad is gluten free, right? Well, yes and sometimes no.
I unthinkingly ordered a crunchy peanut salad at a restaurant not too long ago without checking if it was gluten free. I know, I know – always, always check! But I didn’t and had to pay the consequences afterward.
I loved the salad but hated the way I felt 2 hours later (and all through the night, and the next day…) so I decided to make my own version of that salad at home where I could be certain it was indeed gluten free.
This recipe is packed full of crisp veggies and for even more crunch, some fried mung bean vermicelli noodles. You can get the mung bean vermicelli noodles at an Asian market or in the ethnic section of the grocery store; they are sometimes called