Welcome to another day! Another opportunity to be somebody’s reason to smile. 🙂
We had such a beautiful day yesterday with temperatures in the 20s. I was so glad I decided to turn off the computer and go outside. In the morning we took a long walk before it got too hot and the girls got to wear dresses and play in the yard most of the afternoon.
And by play, I mean garden. That is all that they want to do.
I love that sunshine, but it also makes me so sleepy. In the afternoon we all had to take a nap because we were so tired from the heat. All I craved was fresh veggies! We had Easy Garden Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Garlic Hummus (my new favorite thing) for lunch and for dinner I decided to make Sesame Noodle Salad loaded with even more fresh veggies.
It was loved by all.
Sesame Noodle Salad
This salad is a great Asian-inspired dish with crisp, fresh veggies and soba noodles marinated in a flavorful sweet sesame dressing. A simple recipe that is perfect on hot summery days.
Makes 1 large noodle salad. Serves 8
- 1/2 a 240 g box (4 oz) soba noodles
- 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons molasses
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
- 1/2 a long English cucumber, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta as directed, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sesame dressing by whisking together the toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, molasses and maple syrup. Add the veggies to a large bowl along with the dressing. Drain the pasta and run under cold water to cool. Add the noodles to the veggie/dressing mixture and toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve or refrigerate for later. The longer the salad marinates the more flavors will absorb.
Who needs Chinese take-out with recipes like this?
I just bought Soba noodles and have never tried them. I might have to use them to try this recipe. Looks delicious
Oh my! How delicious! I’m going to have to go out and buy soba noodles after this juice fast and make this dish !
I LOVE cold nuddle salads! And sweet sesame sauce is my favorit for it! Yours looks so fresh and good!
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This was awesome! I added edamame for extra protein and red pepper flakes for a kick… thanks for the great recipe!
Glad that you liked it! Thanks for your comment.
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