While this recipe is for just one person, it can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more. Cooked shrimp make this an easy, no-cook option, but this Vietnamese-inspired salad is also a great vehicle for using leftover grilled steak or chicken. Some chopped, unsalted and dry-roasted peanuts make a great garnish.
In a small bowl, mix the ginger, chile, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, and sugar. Taste and add more of any of the ingredients to get an assertive but tasty balance of flavors.
In a larger bowl, gently toss together the lettuce, cucumber, and carrot. Top with the cooked noodles, shrimp, and herbs. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently to combine.
Finish off the meal with a light and fresh dessert like Melons with Ginger Syrup.
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