Fast Fresh-Fare Menu

This light dinner offers a welcome respite from typical winter meals. (Serves 4)

Chinese Chicken and Persimmon Lettuce Wraps

* Cook 10 ounces rice stick noodles according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Combine 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce, 2 teaspoons chile garlic sauce, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Drizzle over noodles; toss well to coat. Add 1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrot, 1/2 cup julienne-cut cucumber, and 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro; toss well to combine.

Cooking Light, December 2007