This post was kindly sponsored by PURA Collective, but all opinions are 100% my own.
I love taking traditional recipes and turning them into something new. Spring rolls are one of my favorite takeout items, but for some reason I never make them at home! I love that they are light, packed with flavor, and usually packed with veggies too! If you saw my Spicy Garlic Sesame Chicken post, then you already know that I am currently obsessed with my Ecotierra Organic Sesame Oils! They have become one of my favorite oils to keep in my pantry and I have been using them for everything from sautés to dressings! One of my new favorite recipes that I have been making is my Shrimp Spring Roll Salads that has everything that I love about a traditional spring roll, but deconstructed in salad form!
This recipe is such an easy one for any night of the week and makes for one stunning presentation too! I used PURA Collective Ecotierra Organic Toasted Sesame Oil for the dressing on this salad and y.'all it's insanely delicious! (Hubby and toddler approved it also!) If you haven't used toasted sesame oil before, you will find that it is has a deeper flavor and it made from slow roasting sesame seeds at a higher temperature than a regular sesame oil would be giving it a rich nutty flavor.
If you missed my Spicy Garlic Sesame Chicken post, then you might not know that PURA Collective is a social enterprise with a focus on empowering low income farmers and their communities worldwide. They connect local producers to the international market to bring us the highest quality, organic, fair trade, sustainably-farmed products, which is super important to me! They give back to the communities who produce these foods, so that the next generation will be self-sufficient and the land can remain protected. How awesome is that? I just love everything about what they are doing for farmers, their children, and the land that they currently live and make a living off of!
It is pretty amazing to me that PURA is actually breaking the cycle of poverty in rural areas where poverty is the norm. They work closely with farmers and their families to make sure they are are able to better their standard of living! This means they won't have to migrate to cities to find other jobs, which ultimately mean families can stay together!
PURA Collective also gives back 1 % of their sales to the community as a scholarship for the local students to study Sustainable Farming in college. This is so incredible and important for encouraging students to go to college and I love that you and I can help make that happen too just by purchasing even one bottle of these oils!
My favorite use of the toasted sesame oil is in dips and dressings because of it's strong flavor that adds so much to any dish! That's really what makes this salad stand out, it's the delicious dressing made from high quality sesame oil!
1 Lb. Medium Sized Wild Caught Shrimp, deveined and peeled
1 package rice noodles
1/2 Cup Julienned or Grated Carrots
1 English Cucumber Sliced Thinly
1 Jalepeno Sliced Thinly
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
1/4 Fresh Mint
Ecotierra® Organic Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger
2 Tsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Chili Paste
Make vinaigrette by combining soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, sugar, and chili paste and whisking to combine.
Bring 6 Cups of water to a boil and then add 2 tbsp. of soy sauce.
Add shrimp to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes until the just turn pink and then remove from the liquid.
Using that same liquid, bring back to a boil and place noodles in the water and boil for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Drain, rinse with cool water.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over the noodles and toss to coat.
Layer carrots, cucumbers, shrimp, jalepeno, cilantro, and mint on top of noodles and toss to combine.
Drizzle more vinaigrette over top as desired and serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
I really can't wait for you all to try this salad out for yourself the next time you are craving takeout! It couldn't be easier or more delicious!