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asian noodle salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This easy Asian Noodle Salad is colorful, crunchy, and delicious. It is loaded with fresh vegetables and Asian noodles, all drizzled in a sweet and savory ginger peanut dressing. It is flavor packed and quick, making it an ideal side dish for a weeknight, or add protein like crispy or grilled chicken or shrimp to make a complete meal.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asian noodle salad

  • 8 oz
    udon rice noodles or gluten-free soba noodles
  • 1 c
    thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 12 oz
    broccoli slaw
  • ½ c
    chopped cilantro
  • ¾ c
    roasted unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced ginger or ginger paste
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 tsp
    fresh chili paste (optional, see notes)

How To Make asian noodle salad

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil and cook your noodles according to package directions. Drain the noodles into a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain again to remove as much water as possible.
  • 2
    Add the cooked and drained noodles to a large serving bowl and top with red bell pepper, broccoli slaw mix, cilantro, peanuts, and sesame seeds.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and chili paste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • 4
    Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.