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Cold Noodle Salad with a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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I live in New Hampshire, and there is this amazing Chinese restaurant called Li Yuen's near my house that makes these perfect little noodle salads that you can get to go, to bring for lunch, take to the beach, or on a picnic. I love them, they are the perfect portion size,  have crunchy slivers of raw veggies and come with a dressing of delicious peanut sauce. I decided I would learn how to make this salad so that I would never have to go without!

Ingredients:


For the salad:

1 6 ounce package of Soba noodles, cooked

1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks

1 celery stick, cut into matchsticks

Handful of mung sprouts

2 tbsp sesame oil


For the sauce:

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 chopped scallions

1 chopped garlic clove

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

1 cup of water

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 white vinegar

3 tbsp brown sugar

Red pepper flakes to taste


Combine all of the salad ingredients, tossing well with the sesame oil. For the dressing, heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the scallions, garlic and ginger for about a minute. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and cook until it comes to a simmer, stirring well. Remove from heat once incorporated, and allow to cool. You may have too much sauce but I feel like that's a good problem to have. 

Serve the noodle salad either cold or at room temperature, with a big dollop of the spicy peanut sauce stirred into it. Enjoy!


What's your favorite food to take along when you're on the go?


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by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Replies (1-10):
Crissy2424
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I am not into spicy foods, but it looks good!

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Yummy!

la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM

 Yummy!

GwenMB
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I make a trail mix that I like bringing along.

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Looks good!

Rushn311
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

I bring pretzels or cheese  sticks on the go

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I'm not a fan of peanut sauce.  

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Looks good!

bergencounty
by Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM
1 mom liked this

 I think I just found it!

sukainah
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

That looks good.  We don't really go anywhere that we have to take food with us.  But if we do, it's usually just sandwiches.

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