Oriental Cold Noodle Salad

Oriental Cold Noodle Salad

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A zesty treat--Goes great with bbq'd chicken and a beer. This dish has more of a Thai flavor. For a Japanese flavor, omit the pepper flakes, peanuts, and cilantro. Add 1/4 c. of toasted sesame seeds. If you're feeling adventurous mix in 1/2 c. of shredded dried seaweed (nori) just before serving. You can substitute ramen noodles for soba.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 242
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h 25m


  • 15 ounces dried soba noodles
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • juice from one lime
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 1   In a large pot, cook soba noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse noodles with cold water, and set aside.
  • 2   Pour into a large bowl the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix in lime zest, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes; stir until sugar dissolves. Toss in carrots, peanuts, and cilantro.
  • 3   Cut noodles into 3-inch lengths. Stir into dressing mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 4   Toss salad again before serving. If dry, splash with soy sauce and vinegar. Serve cold.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 3.7g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 1068mg 43%
Potassium 283mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 47.2g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 9.7g 19%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 3302IU  
Vitamin C 5mg  
Calcium 37mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 67mg  
Folate 46mcg