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Asian Cold Noodle Salad: Nothing screams summer more than a crispy, crunchy, Asian cold noodle salad infused with a refreshing peanut, cilantro and lime dressing | aheadofthyme.com

Asian Cold Noodle Salad


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Nothing screams summer more than a crispy, crunchy, Asian cold noodle salad infused with a refreshing peanut, cilantro and lime dressing.


Ingredients

  • 5 cups dried chow mein noodles (roughly 6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • 1/2 cup carrots. cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts, coarsely chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 + 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or brown sugar if vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles in a medium sized pot according to the package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water. If the noodles you have used are not pre-cut in short pieces, cut them into 2 or 3 inch pieces and set aside.
  3. In blender, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, garlic and red pepper powder. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add the noodles.
  5. Pour in the salad dressing and toss until all ingredients are fully coated. Serve cold.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

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