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Sweet and Savory Melon Noodle Salad

Make the most of the unique seasonal bounty at Specialty Produce with this bright and refreshing noodle salad loaded with Rocky Sweet melon, crunchy peanuts, and fresh cilantro.

Ingredients for

Sweet and Savory Melon Noodle Salad

½ package of vermicelli noodles, about 4 oz.
1 large shallot
Juice of 1 lime
1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon fish sauce
2 ½ teaspoons sesame oil
Salt, one pinch
1 Rocky Sweet melon
¼ cup roasted peanuts
1 bunch of cilantro

Instructions for

Sweet and Savory Melon Noodle Salad

  1. Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Rinse well with cold water to cool and remove starchiness. Drain and set aside.
  2. To make the dressing, thinly slice one large shallot and place in a small mixing bowl. Add lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, and a big pinch of salt and stir until evenly mixed and shallots are coated in dressing. Set aside and allow shallots to pickle.
  3. Slice Rocky Sweet melon in half. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds. Slice half of the melon into wedges and remove the rind by carefully running a knife between the rind and flesh. Thinly slice wedges into bite-sized strips of melon. Set aside.
  4. Roughly chop ¼ cup of roasted peanuts and pick cilantro leaves.
  5. In a large bowl, toss noodles and sliced melon with the shallot dressing until evenly mixed and coated.
  6. Transfer noodle salad to plates and garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

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