Not completely satisfied with my last attempt (Asian Cold Soba Noodle Salad), I continued my search for the perfect Asian cold noodle salad recipe. I tried a recipe that was favorably reviewed on Allrecipes.com, but it turned out to be horrendous. Let’s just say it involved Ramen and tasted like feet. This was shocking to me because I’ve come to trust reviews written by the Allrecipes community and they rarely let me down.
After that experience, I was afraid that I may have caused my guinea-pig husband to develop some sort of taste aversion to cold noodle salads so I was about to give up, but I decided to try just one more recipe. And I’m so glad I did because it turned out to be the best one by far!
This recipe was one I found on the Annie Chun’s website, although I modified it a little based on what I happened to have on hand. Since I’m breastfeeding, I particularly appreciated the fact that Annie Chun’s products are all natural with no MSG or preservatives. The final product was super delicious and even received my Chinese mother’s nod of approval (which, trust me, is not easy to get!). Here’s how it turned out:
Teriyaki Sesame Noodle Salad
1 package of Annie Chun’s Chow Mein Noodles or Soba Noodles
1/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/4 cup grated carrots (I used a vegetable peeler because I don’t have the patience for graters)
1 cup cucumber, cut into matchstick slices
1/4 cup chopped scallion
roasted almond slivers or sesame seeds (for garnish)
5 TBSP Annie Chun’s Teriyaki Sauce
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP sesame oil
Combine the three ingredients for dressing and mix well. Set aside.
Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain and cool.
Mix noodles with remaining ingredients (except nuts) in a bowl and toss with dressing (add to taste).
Garnish with roasted almond slivers or sesame seeds (I skipped this part because I didn’t have any on hand, but I will definitely add these next time).
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