Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Salmon and Quick Crispy Onions

Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Salmon and Quick Crispy Onions

Add “Thai Glass Noodle Salad” to the list of things you want to try next. Believe me.

I reeeeeeeeally hope you’ve tried my Smoky Brown Sugar & Grainy Mustard Salmon salmon. Why? Because if you did, you just might have leftover salmon in your fridge right now which you means you should drop everything and make this salad. It is such a fantastic way to use leftover salmon and is absolutely delicious. Do you need the leftover salmon for this? Nope. You can cook up a fresh piece, or you can use chicken or shrimp or tofu… or nothing. You’re still going to love it.

I have to be honest here though… my favourite part of this salad is the onions. I’d honestly be happy with a big bowl of them and a fork. That could be a salad yes?

If you’ve never tried glass (or cellophane) noodles before I highly recommend them. You can use any rice noodles for this but I’m really into these glass noodles lately because they’re so easy to prepare and keep really well. So good.


Anything special you need to know?

*What the heck are glass noodles made of anyway? Vegetable starch & water. That’s about it. Read this.

*What is a good substitute for glass noodles? Rice noodles work well and are probably the closest option. Rice vermicelli is the best substitute.

Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Salmon and Quick Crispy Onions

Glass Noodle Salad with Salmon and Crispy Onions

Easy and packed with so many delicious flavours, you’ll want to eat this every day.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 package glass/cellophane/bean thread noodles
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp chili garlic paste
  • For the salad:
  • Leftover salmon broken into chunks, or your protein of choice
  • Avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Julienned carrot
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Peanuts
  • Lime
  • Sriracha


  • Soak the noodles in warm water according to package directions while you make the rest of the salad.
  • To make the crispy onions toss the sliced onions in a bowl with the flour.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet and when it’s hot add in the onions. Cook until brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towel to drain and sprinkle with salt.
  • To make the dressing whisk together the fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water, chili garlic paste and a pinch of salt.
  • To make the salad toss together the noodles, salmon, avocado, cilantro, carrot & cucumber.
  • Toss with the dressing. Top with the onions.
  • Garnish with peanuts, fresh lime, sriracha.
Keyword Glass Noodle Salad
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If you like this Thai Glass Noodle Salad Recipe you should try my Cauliflower Crunch Spicy Dill Pickle Salad. It’s super fun and sooooooo good.

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