Asian Noodle Salad

You may have noticed the limited selection of Pasta dishes on this site.  That is because I don’t like pasta much.  In order for me to enjoy a pasta dish, it must be truly fabulous.  After hearing my sis rave about this Asian Noodle Salad multiple times, as well as another friend post it on facebook a couple of times, I decided I must give it a try.  I am so glad I did!  This recipe is a keeper.  It is light and refreshing and an absolute perfect compliment to a hot summer day.  Serve it up as a side or toss in some grilled chicken to make it a main dish. 

Asian Noodle Salad
Dressing:
1 cup of rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
5 cloves of garlic, finely minced
4 teaspoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons sugar
Salad:
1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1 cup basil leaves, chopped
4 green onions, diced
1  red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1  yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
2 cups of shredded carrots
1 cup of toasted peanuts
1 pound spaghetti noodles, cooked
Combine all dressing ingredients thoroughly.
Let sit to allow the flavors to combine while you prepare the salad.
Prepare all the vegetables, set aside.
Once the spaghetti has cooked, rinse with cold water and drain.
When the noodles are completely cool, add the vegetables and peanuts.
Whisk the dressing thoroughly then pour over the noodles and vegetables.
Toss until well combined and serve.
´╗┐Enjoy!
source:  adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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  1. 1
    Melanie says:

    Your pictures are amazing…I'm so glad you liked this dish!

  2. 2
    Cindy M says:

    Yummeeeee!! That does look delicious, especially on a hot, summer night. I love your pictures too, so bright, colorful and delicious looking. I'm gonna try this one for sure!

  3. 3
    Rob Saxe says:

    uuuummmmm yum!!! I love noodle salads! Nice work!!

  4. 4
    Reeni says:

    This would definitely hit the spot on a hot night Allie! It's packed with flavor and I love peanuts in my Asian noodles!

  5. 5
    amy g says:

    Sooooo good. Made it last night, brought leftovers to the swim meet….fed others….Grace said it was the best thing she's ever had!

  6. 6
    Monica H says:

    I like pasta but don't eat it very much- this looks really light and tasty. Some chicken or shrimp would be a nice addition too.

  7. 7
    Melanie says:

    Glad you loved this salad! It is one of my favorite, light dinners and surprisingly, my kids gobble it right up, too.