Peanut Sesame Noodle Salad

Peanut Sesame Noodle Salad.

The contrast in flavor and texture in this delicious salad, which combines crunchy veggies, a creamy and spicy peanut sauce, and plenty of protein, is wonderful. Enjoy this salad as a main course, on its own or served on a bed of greens, or as a flavorful side dish.

Salad

12 oz. very thin spaghetti or soba noodles

1 cup shredded carrot

4 green onions, sliced thin

1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips

1 yellow pepper cut into thin strips

3 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

10 oz. extra firm tofu, cubed (optional)

Dressing

½ cup peanut butter

2 Tbsp. light soy sauce

2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce

1/3 cup warm water

2 tsp chopped garlic

2 tsp chopped ginger

2 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

1.Puree all dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes. Set aside.

2.Cook noodles until tender, drain, rinse under cold water

3.Mix noodles, vegetables, and dressing. Serve immediately (Note: If made ahead, toss with dressing just before serving).

Serves: 4, as an entrée

Serving Size: 2 cups

Calories per serving: 460

Calorie equivalent: 3 Protein, 3 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat, 1 Vegetable

Recipe courtesy California Health and Longevity Institute.

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MedMaven
MedMaven

Editor

simply a great tasting and easy to prepare meal