This salad is filled with fresh, vibrant ingredients and flavours. Works as the perfect side or appetizer.
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to let the flavours infuse in the dressing.
Boil plenty of water in a kettle. Put your rice noodles in a bowl and then cover with boiling water. Leave for 2 minutes then drain. Set them aside to cool.
Cut the snow peas and the spring onion in into little thin matchsticks (julienne). Then use a speed peeler to peel long thin strips out of the carrot and the cucumber. Stack those strips on top of each other, and then cut the strips lengthways (if you are confused by this step, look at the video or the photos on the blog post).
Mix the Rice noodles, snow peas, spring onions, carrots, cucumber, chopped mint, chopped coriander and chopped parsley in a large bowl.
Get a pan over medium-high heat, then add your peanuts. Toss/stir them every 30 seconds - 1 minute until they develop a light toasted colour (be careful not to burn them). Transfer the peanuts to a pestle mortar, then crush the peanuts into smaller pieces.
Serve the salad in a bowl or serving platter with a pair of tongs. then serve the dressing and toasted crushed peanuts on the side so people can help themselves.