This is a simple vegetarian starter, ideal for warm weather meals. The bean thread noodles have a satiny smooth texture and their light flavour goes well with cucumbers, dressed in a piquant hot and sour sauce.
Soak the noodles in a large bowl of very hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and immerse them in cold water, then drain thoroughly in a colander. Cut the noodles into
Peel the cucumbers, slice them in half lengthways and, using a teaspoon, remove the seeds. Cut the cucumber halves into
In a large bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, then add the cucumbers and noodles. Mix thoroughly. Turn the salad onto a serving platter and serve immediately or within 3 hours.
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