Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sweet Ginger Asian Noodle Salad

Yes I know I already did another "Asian Noodle Salad" but this salad is so different than the last one. This is a great recipe. So great in fact that we had it twice in one week. Which is RARE for me to do. I like a varied meal plan. Again, I took this recipe from another recipe, only switching it up a little bit. If you click on the link in the previous sentence you will notice this recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman (PW), who has some excellent recipes. Last Christmas Eve, the only day of the year I roast meat in my kitchen, I used her pork with apples and onions good.

This recipe is so full of veggies and yummy, sweet, gingery dressing. PW adds fresh spinach and romaine to her salad. I omitted it here to make this dish more "dinner" and less "salad", if that makes sense. I couldn't find any bean sprouts in my local grocery store so I didn't use them, and to be honest, I really didn't miss them at all. There was plenty of crunch in the salad already. The last thing I didn't use was the jalapeno, which is just my personal preference.

I will also admit that I took a bit of a short cut with my cabbage by using bagged, shredded purple cabbage and a bag of coleslaw cabbage, which has shredded carrots in it as well. I'm all about saving a little time!


Sweet Ginger Asian Noodle Salad
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 10 min Servings: 6

1 lb. Linguine noodles, cooked, cooled and rinsed
1/2 bag of shredded purple cabbage
1/2 bag of coleslaw cabbage mix
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (more to taste)
3 scallions, sliced thinly
1/2 large english cucumber, chopped
1/2 lb roasted, salted cashews, lightly chopped
Juice from one lime
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tb sesame oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tb fresh ginger, grated or minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • Mix salad ingredients together, making sure the cooked pasta is well drained
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients
  • Pour dressing over salad, and mix until combine

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