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!

 

  • Jean

    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! 

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks! Welcome home :-)

  • Jean

    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! 

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks! Welcome home :-)

  • nancy@skinnykitchen.com

    This dish looks really yummy and very simple too!

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thank you Nancy :-)

  • nancy@skinnykitchen.com

    This dish looks really yummy and very simple too!

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thank you Nancy :-)

  • Stephsbitebybite

    Ooh!! I love this salas! Looks so tasty!!

  • http://foodandstyle.com/ Viviane

    Lovely Trish! Your lemon tree is adorable… so productive for its size!

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks for reading, Viviane. Happy New Year!

  • http://comowater.com/ Tiffany

    LOVE all of the sunflower seeds in this! YUM!

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks. I was on the fence about the sunflower seeds but the more protein the better :-)

  • http://comowater.com/ Tiffany

    LOVE all of the sunflower seeds in this! YUM!

    • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

      Thanks. I was on the fence about the sunflower seeds but the more protein the better :-)

  • http://dishbytrish.com Dish by Trish

    Thanks for reading, Viviane. Happy New Year!

  • http://www.skinnymommy.com/ Bree

    This looks great-Thanks for sharing!

  • Miri Leigh

    This salad looks delicious!  How perfect for a great lunch :)

  • Miri Leigh

    This salad looks delicious!  How perfect for a great lunch :)

  • EA-The Spicy RD

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

  • EA-The Spicy RD

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