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Oriental Cold Noodle Salad

Oriental Cold Noodle Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Christiana Heins

Christiana Heins

A zesty treat--Goes great with bbq'd chicken and a beer. This dish has more of a Thai flavor. For a Japanese flavor, omit the pepper flakes, peanuts, and cilantro. Add 1/4 c. of toasted sesame seeds. If you're feeling adventurous mix in 1/2 c. of shredded dried seaweed (nori) just before serving. You can substitute ramen noodles for soba.

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  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1068 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large pot, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse noodles with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Pour into a large bowl the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix in lime zest, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir until sugar dissolves. Toss in carrots, peanuts, and cilantro.
  3. Cut noodles into 3-inch lengths. Stir into dressing mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Toss salad again before serving. If dry, splash with soy sauce and vinegar. Serve cold.
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DEBRALADORA
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DEBRALADORA

8/3/2005

I give this 5 stars for the dressing alone. I have been trying to figure out how to duplicate the dressing which I've had on a similar salad and this hit the spot. That said, you should know that I "modified" it a bit. I used approx 3 Tbsp of lime juice, no zest, 1 Tbsp of white sugar and no garlic (husband hates it). The pepper flakes were a nice touch and you could also use Chinese chili (red) oil for some heat. To make it a dinner salad, I took precooked chicken, tossed it in some soy sauce and about 1/2 tsp of grated fresh ginger and added that, along with a couple of finely chopped green onions. I served it on a bed of chopped romaine lettuce. YUMMY! Thanks so much for the dressing - you made my day.

pinkypink
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pinkypink

12/5/2008

Yum! What a great recipe. I followed it almost exactly except I added sesame seeds instead of the peanuts, honey instead of brown sugar, Asian chili sauce instead of peppers, and some grated ginger. I also threw in some edamame along with shredded carrots. Just as good, if not better then the restaurants. UPDATE: two days later and its AMAZING!!! Definitely let it sit as long as you can. I wish it would last longer then two days but sadly its all gone:(

DAKI17
58

DAKI17

8/11/2005

I used 1 lb. angel hair pasta because I didn't have the soba noodles, and they worked very well. I omitted the cilantro. Found the recipe to be tasty, but the vinegar taste was strong. If I made it again, I would reduce the amount of wine vinegar. A fresh tasting recipe.

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