Awesome Asian Noodle Salad Is A Big Carolina Hit

This is a great standby for company and for these 100 degree Carolina days. I received it from a friend who apparently received it from Jamie Oliver. ;) I've added it at "Foody Friday" - check it out and let me know if you join in and/or if you try the recipe.

Asian Noodle Salad
adapted from Jamie Oliver

2 packages cooked, rinsed, and cooled linguini noodles.

1/2 to 1 head sliced Napa cabbage
1/2 to 1 head sliced purple cabbage
1/2 to 1 bag baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin (if available)
1 small bag bean sprouts (also called “mung bean sprouts”)
3 sliced scallions
3 peeled, sliced cucumbers (I didn’t have a cucumber for the photos above, but they’re yummy in the salad)
LOTS of chopped cilantro—up to one bunch
1 can whole cashews, lightly toasted in skillet (again, I didn’t have them for the photos, but have used them before and they’re…sublime.)


Juice of 1 lime
8 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 hot peppers or jalapeƱos, chopped
More chopped cilantro—LOTS

Mix together salad ingredients. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix with tongs or hands and serve on platter.
*Dressing keeps up to three days before serving, WITHOUT cilantro.


1 comment:

Jenny said...

Hey! This sounds YUMMMMMMMMY. I am definitely going to make it. I'll let ya know :)

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