Cold Asian Noodle Salad

Cold Asian Noodle Salad

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: Serves 4 people

This delightful dish, Cold Asian Noodle Salad, is a meal in itself. Stocked with veggies and toasted sesame seeds, this dish is sure to hit the spot.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces of linguine or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of five-spice powder (look in the Asian food aisle of the grocery store)
  • 1/8-to-1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup of shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup of coarsely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of red bell pepper strips, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup of green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) of pea pods, cut diagonally in half and blanched
  • 1, 8-ounce can of sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, five-spice powder, red pepper flakes and garlic and mix together well.
  3. Put the cooked pasta in a medium bowl and pour half the dressing over it and toss it to coat. Refrigerate the pasta for about 30 minutes so the flavors blend together.
  4. Use a large bowl and combine the refrigerated pasta, vegetables and the remaining dressing. Toss to coat, and serve.

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