Monday, August 16, 2010

Asian Noodle Salad

This is a recipe from the Pioneer Woman that I have been wanting to try for a long time now.  I hesitated because it makes so much, it involves a lot of ingredients and chopping, and I wanted to make sure I made it for people I thought would like it (since it made too much for me to make it for just the 2 of us).  An opportunity arose for me to make this salad when tailgating with some friends of ours last weekend who I thought would appreciate the salad.  It turns out everyone I served it to liked it!  It was healthy and cool for a hot summer day and the extra I had (it makes a TON - I had to use 2 of my largest bowls) we ate with my in-laws who liked it as well!  So definitely a keeper, but I can really only make it for a large group considering the amount it makes.  I also don't think it would keep much after 1 day. 

Asian Noodle Salad
From: The Pioneer Woman

1 pkg Linguine Noodles, cooked, rinsed, and cooled
1/2 head sliced napa cabbage
1/2 head sliced purple cabbage
1/2 bag baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin (I couldn't find an orange pepper, so I used green)
1 bag bean sprouts
chopped cilantro (up to 1 bunch, to taste)
3 scallions, sliced
3 cucumbers peeled and sliced
1 can whole cashews (10 oz), lightly toasted in skillet

juice of 1 lime
8 Tbsp Olive Oil
8 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp (up to 3 Tbsp) Sesame Oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Jalapenos, chopped small
chopped cilantro

1.  Mix salad ingredients together.

2. Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over salad.  Mix with Tongs or hands and serve on large platter

Note:  dressing keeps for up to three days before serving, without cilantro - also the salad was still delicious the next day... a little soggier, but still delicious!


Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

I love how this salad has so many ingredients they don't all even fit into the picture! It's good, huh?

Mel said...

I've made this recipe also and agree it is absolutely refreshing and delicious!


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