Asian Noodle Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4-6
 
An easy Asian-inspired cold noodle salad that makes the perfect side dish or a complete meal if you add some protein.
Ingredients
  • Salad
  • Noodles of your choice - I used "instant noodles" I found at the grocery store. I put in 3 "servings" of noodles.
  • Veggies of your choice - I just used a fresh stir fry mix
  • Bell Pepper
  • Green Onion
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Bean Sprouts
  • A few splashes of Soy Sauce
  • Dressing
  • ⅓ Cup of Oil - Canola/Vegetable would work
  • ⅓ Cup of Rice Vinegar
  • Splash of Hoisin Sauce
  • Splash of Sesame Seed Oil
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • About half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes if you want some spice
  • 1 small clove of garlic - chopped
  • ½ an inch of fresh ginger - chopped
  • A sprinkle of lime zest or juice
Instructions
  1. Cook your noodles as per the directions. Do not overcook. Al dente is best. Once the noodles are done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Splash some soy sauce on your noodles and put in mixing bowl. Set aside
  3. Prepare your veggies. I steamed my stir fry mix. Like the noodles, do not over cook. You don't want mushy veggies! For the pepper and green onion, I just sliced and put in the bowl with the noodles. Once the stir fry mix is cooked, rinse with cold water and place into the mixing bowl that has the noodles.
  4. For the dressing:
  5. Find some sort of food processor. I used a Magic Bullet. Combine all the ingredients (oil, rice vinegar, chopped garlic and ginger, salt and pepper, hoisin sauce, lime zest and red pepper flakes) into the container and pulse until blended.
  6. Mix the dressing with the noodles and top with sesame seeds.
  7. Serve away!
Recipe by at http://runningfoodbaby.com/2015/09/asian-noodle-salad/