Summer is winding to a close and this gluten-free Vietnamese Rice Noodle & Shrimp bowl is a perfect way to end it. I don’t know about you, but summer went way too fast and I feel like I was just talking about Spring! Part of that may have been due to the fact my husband was in a boot from an ankle injury for seven weeks, which wiped out a lot of our normal summer activities, like golf, kayaking, and camping. Thankfully he is out of the boot and we will be camping with our family this weekend!

Gluten-free Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Bowl

Making a GF Vietnamese Rice Bowl

This salad takes no time at all to throw together and is light and refreshing. Begin by Cooking the rice noodles, which you will cool under cold water once they are finished cooking. Julienne the carrots and chop the mint and Thai Basil. Slice the cucumbers and radish and chop the Romaine. Prepare the dressing and add to the noodles. Prepare the shrimp by coating in the egg and cornstarch, quickly fry, then add it all together to make your salad. It truly is that easy and tastes so fresh and delicious!

Carrots, Thai Basil & Mint

You can thinly Julienne the carrots or shred them with a large cheese grater. Either way, you want your carrots in long, thin strips.

Rice Noodles & Dressing

Add the dressing to the rice noodles before you cook the shrimp. This gives the tangy dressing time to marinate through the noodles.

Radish & Cucumber

Slice the skin on the cucumber leaving a small part of the dark green skin visible, creating a stripe pattern. Once the cucumber and radishes have been sliced, cut again in halves or quarters.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle & Shrimp Bowl

Arrange the shrimp bowl salad by placing the chopped hearts of Romaine on the bottom and outer sides of the bowl. Place the rice noodles and veggies next reserving a small amount of the noodles for the top. Place the grilled shrimp all around the bowl and finish with the small amount of reserved Rice noodles. Enjoy!

Gluten-free Vietnamese Rice Noodle & Shrimp Bowl

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Meal type Salad
Crisp garlic Shrimp lay atop this tangy gluten-free Vietnamese rice noodle salad. Easy to make and delicious to eat!



  • 12oz Dried Rice Noodles (usually found in Asian Section)
  • 1 Medium Cucumber (sliced and halved)
  • 2 Medium Carrots (shredded or julienned)
  • 2 Scallions (diced)
  • 3 Medium Red Radish (sliced and halved)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 sprigs Mint Leaves (chopped)
  • 3 sprigs Thai Basil (chopped)
  • 1 Large Heart of Romaine (torn)


  • 12oz Raw Shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil (divided)


  • 6 tablespoons Water
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Pickled Peppers (Mild)


Step 1
Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add thin rice noodles to boiling water, then remove from heat. Soak 4-5 minutes. Strain, then rinse with cold water. Shake off excess water.
Step 2
Cut tops off carrots and peel. Julienne slice or shred with a large grate. Remove stems from mint and Thai basil. Stack leaves and slice across into thin ribbons. Add herbs to bowl with carrots and mix.
Step 3
Place all ingredients for dressing except mild pickled peppers into a blender and blend until well incorporated. Add mild pickled peppers but do not blend in blender.
Step 4
Transfer noodles to bowl with carrots and herbs. Drizzle with Vietnamese dressing and mix to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5
Mince garlic. Drain and rinse shrimp; pat dry with a paper towel. Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornstarch, paprika, cayenne pepper and coconut palm sugar. Toss to coat.
Step 6
Heat about 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to hot pan; discard excess cornstarch. Cook 1-2 minutes undisturbed, then stir. Cook 2-3 more minutes. Stir. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute, or until shrimp are opaque in the center, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Step 7
Trim ends off radishes, slice and cut in half. Peel cucumber as desired. Halve lengthwise; lay flat and slice into about ¼-inch thick half moons. Thinly slice scallions; discard root ends. Halve romaine lettuce lengthwise. tear Romaine into small bite-size pieces; discard root end.
Step 8
Make a bed of romaine in each bowl and top with rice noodle salad. Serve cucumber and radishes over noodles. Divide shrimp between bowls. Garnish with scallions. Serve & enjoy!

This recipe was shared on RaiasRecipes


5 comments on “Gluten-free Vietnamese Rice Noodle & Shrimp Bowl”

  1. This sounds delicious, Laurie! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, I’m going to feature it at this week’s party! 🙂

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