Friday, July 16, 2010

Easy Asian Noodle Salad

This Easy Asian Noodle Salad is a terrific simple dinner idea. A low fat, healthy fresh meal idea.

Haven't been shopping much as I have been busy with summer activities with my kiddos but one thing I can't avoid is cooking dinner. I has been so hot here the last couple of days so I always cook my dinner early to avoid heating up the kitchen in the afternoon. Thought I'd share some of our favorite summer dinners. Easy and usually cold salads and such but we tend to eat lighter when it is hot. One thing is I usually add some sort of meat to the salad for my hubby.

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make a salad with chicken I needed to use up. You can omit or add as you like as I don't cook with garlic but it would be a nice addition to this recipe.

Easy Asian Noodle Salad
Serves 5-6

  • One package of linguine
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 c. chopped cilantro (my salad above is missing the cilantro as my store was out)
  • 1-2 green onions
  • dash red pepper flakes ( I add these after the kids are served or just to my hubby's)
  • 1-2 cups of sugar snap peas (I like a lot in mine but you could add less)
  • The rest is add to taste but here are approximate amounts:
  • Soy sauce 1/4 cup
  • Seasoned Rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup
  • Sesame Oil 2 TSP
  • Canola Oil 3-4 TB spoons
  • Sugar 3-4 TB spoons (or more if you like it sweeter)
  • mix all together then toss with salad.

Refrigerate until dinner time at least 3-4 hours more preferably.
Serve with sliced cantaloupe and maybe some crunchy bread.

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