Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

A good friend of mine kindly had me over on New Year’s Day. She prepared a delicious Asian salad that I tried to replicate and slightly tweek. I opted not to use ramen noodles and its flavor packet (which was sinfully delicious) and instead used some rice noodles I had in my cupboard and just broke them up and cooked them al dente for a minute or two. Feel free to substitute the agave for whichever sweetener you fancy. Likewise with the oil and vinegar.

The only thing I think it’s missing is a few sesame seeds sprinkled on top. I was all out of sesame seeds, otherwise I would have toasted them for a minute and sprinkled on top. yum…

Asian Noodle Salad
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1½ ounces rice noodles, broken up and cooked al dente
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or shoyu (reduced-sodium)
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package but al dente. Make sure you break them up into small pieces before cooking. Allow noodles to cool. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, onion, almonds, and noodles.
  2. Toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, agave and soy sauce. Add the dressing to the salad and toss until well combined. Serve chilled or room temperature. Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. Jean says

    Hi Trish! I have been craving an Asian Noodle Salad since our flight home a few days ago.  It just sounded so comforting. Your version looks fresh, simple and good–my kind of recipe! 

    Your lemon tree is coming along great! 

  2. Jean says

    Hi Trish! I have been craving an Asian Noodle Salad since our flight home a few days ago.  It just sounded so comforting. Your version looks fresh, simple and good–my kind of recipe! 

    Your lemon tree is coming along great! 

  3. EA-The Spicy RD says

    I had a dish similar to this and remember loving it. Your version sounds delicious! Love your citrus tree :-)

  4. EA-The Spicy RD says

    I had a dish similar to this and remember loving it. Your version sounds delicious! Love your citrus tree :-)

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