Cold Asian Noodle Salad

After the Durban trip we’ve been pretty slack with shopping and basically have no food, but as long as you have noodles and vegetables you can make a meal in a snap.

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This is a nice Asian style noodle salad, that’s refreshing and loaded with a lot of vegetables, drenched in a delicious soy/ sesame dressing that has just the right amount of sweetness.

COLD ASIAN NOODLE SALADserves 5

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 package soba noodles or spaghetti ( cooked as instructed on box)
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup snap peas, snapped in half
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cashews or peanuts – optional

Directions

In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup garlic, ginger, vinegar and red pepper flakes. Whisk until combined.

In a large bowl add the other ingredients, mixing everything up.  Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss.  Refrigerate or serve immediately.

 

 

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