Rice Noodle and Shrimp Salad

I was craving pad thai today, but wanted a healthier, no-fry alternative. We decided to try a recipe that my mom suggested from Epicurious: rice-stick noodle salad with shrimp. It has a lot of the same ingredients as pad thai, however the outcome was definitely lighter, more tangy, and more summery. The nuts are definitely key, and we replaced peanuts with cashews because we had some around. Also, we suggest throwing in maybe a scrambled egg or some tofu to add some additional sweetness. This recipe is easy, and perfect for groups, since each person can add as much of the herbs and veggies as he or she pleases.

Check out the recipe here, and Alex's (as always) wonderful handiwork: