Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles

May
2013
02

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This Asian noodle salad recipe makes a great full meal salad. I loved it and this is now one of my favorite meals. I am soaking kelp noodles as I type to have it again. Kelp noodles are fun to eat. They claim to be raw and give a nice slippery texture close to traditional cooked noodles which is a nice change from zucchini or other root vegetable noodles, which are also great. But it is fun to change it up. The dressing is very rich and delicious.

The Dressing and about Sambal Oelek

I had left over Sesame Ginger Dressing that I made up when I made my Wilted Greens recipe. Here, it get transformed into a new dressing that is a little more like a sweet and spicy peanut sauce and it was delicious.  For this I added a little almond butter, tamari and sambal oelek (hot sauce). I love sambal oelek! It is a staple in Malaysian and Thai cuisine and is just ground chilies. There is no garlic or other spices added. It is very simple, but delicious and adds a great flavor and heat.  It is one of my favorite ingredients, but if you don’t have this you can add some ground chilies, hot pepper, red crushed chilies or your favorite hot sauce.

Like most salads, the vegetables are variable. Each time I make it I change the vegetables a little, according to what I have in my kitchen.  How I made it first according to the directions below was so delicious, but use what you have. Get creative and have fun with the recipe.  You may come up with a new creation. I love to experiment!

 

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

 

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 pkg Kelp Noodles – rinsed well and softened in hot water
3 stems Bok Choy, or Nappa Cabbage, Chinese Lettuce or other Asian Salad Greens – sliced
1 Carrot – shaved or grated
1 Celery stalk – sliced
¼ Red Pepper – diced
2 Green Onions – cut on diagonal
2 Tbsp Cilantro – stems removed and leaves chopped
¼ cup Cashews
Sesame seeds to garnish if desired

Dressing
3 Tbsp Sesame Ginger Dressing and see recipe below
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 tsp Tamari
½ tsp Sabbal Oelek

Soften kelp noodles while preparing vegetables. Mix or whisk the ingredients for dressing together well. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour the dressing over top and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy.

 

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Ingredients

¼ cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Lemon – juiced
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Nama Shoyu
1” Ginger – grated
1 Garlic clove – minced
Dash of Cayenne

Directions

Whisk together in a bowl or blend together in a blender

 

Photo Description

Assemble ingredients

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles ingredients

Soak kelp noodles first for a few hours in hot water before making salad.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles kelp noodles drained

Make the dressing. Here are the ingredients, the Sesame Ginger Dressing was already pre made.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles dressing ingredients

Mix it up.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles dressing mixed up

Chop vegetables.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles ingredients chopped

Add noodles, vegetables and dressing to bowl.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles ingredients noodles and sauce in bowl

Mix it all up and add cashews. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Cold Asian Noodle Salad Recipe with Kelp Noodles mixed in bowl

 

Enjoy! To your optimal health!

With love, Robin

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