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Crispy Asian Noodle Salad for #SundaySupper

Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

It’s time to break out some Asian cuisine…because that is what the entire menu consists of this week for Sunday Supper! I have to admit – I’m quite happy about that, as Asian flavors are so diverse, and they are some of my absolute favorites to enjoy! Today I’m bringing a simple yet delicious Crispy Asian Noodle Salad to the table…

Here’s the thing: it’s in the 90s here in Florida. I’m dying of the heat and humidity. Thinking about consuming hot food right now is pretty much a no-go for me. I am alllllll about cold dishes for the next few weeks.

Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

Inevitably, that leads us to quite a few salads for meals. I’m not opposed to it…being a vegetarian, it comes quite naturally to crave a big bowl of vegetable goodness! But of course, I want to keep things interesting and switch up my vegetables, my flavor combinations, my textures, my dressings, and so on and so forth. An Asian style salad like this one is right up my alley and makes for a great change from the more Mediterranean style salads I tend to put together on the fly.

I have to say, my favorite part of this salad is the addition of the cold rice noodles. I love the texture of rice noodles, and they have become a favorite in place of rice for not only salads, but for stir fry dishes too! I REALLY love that they only take 5 minutes to prepare – soaking them in a bowl of warm water does the trick, and that’s it! No boiling necessary…which is definitely a plus in this heat. No need to turn on the stove?!??! Yes please.

Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

Now, technically this salad is vegetarian, but you could oh so easily add a seafood or meat of your choice to take it over to the carnivorous side. Grilled teriyaki chicken or shrimp would probably be a great option! You could even marinate your meat/seafood in some additional salad dressing (just make a double batch and set some aside for the meat) before grilling it. Ideas: I have them!

I love the mixture of texture and flavors in this dish. The cabbage stays super crunchy, there is sweetness from the bell pepper, the rice noodles add a fun texture, and the dressing brings out notes of sesame. So good! I put this salad together in less than 10 minutes, so trust me when I say that it is a simple dish you should add to your repertoire, either as a side dish or a main course!

Crispy Asian Noodle Salad

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Crispy Asian Noodle Salad for #SundaySupper
 
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This Crispy Asian Noodle Salad is SO easy to put together, but is also packed with amazing flavor and texture!
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 5-6 cups warm water
  • 4 ounces thin rice noodles
  • 16 ounces shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup raw cashews, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Add the rice noodles and allow them to soak for 5 minutes until softened. Drain into a colandar, rinse under cold water, then set aside.
  2. In another bowl, add the shredded cabbage, cilantro, carrots, red bell pepper, and the drained rice noodles. Toss to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, mirin, sesame oil, and sugar until combined. Drizzle over the salad mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Serve the salad in bowls or plates - sprinkle with chopped cashews to garnish. Enjoy!

Make sure you have room in your stomach for all of the awesome Asian dishes on the menu today!

Small Bites

Soupy Goodness

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On the Lighter Side

Cheers!

Oodles of Noodles

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