Paleo friends, look the other way…;)
I came across this Spicy Asian Noodle Salad and jumped on it. I love cold salads like this in the summer.
Grill some shrimp or chicken and maybe (ok, definitely) some rosé or white wine and its the perfect evening dinner on a hot day.
I particularly loved this one because of all the veggies in it. If you don’t want to use whole wheat noodles there are plenty of grain-free or rice noodle options you could use. It is sooooo easy too!
Here’s what ya do……
1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti
½ cup or to taste reduced-sodium soy sauce (I used Bragg Liquid Amino instead)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar, or lime juice
1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
4 cups snow peas, trimmed and sliced on the bias
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup toasted sesame seeds
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.
Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, ¼ cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.
To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, up to 2 hours in advance. Its even better cold the next day!
I found this recipe here on Eating Well. They have so many delicious, easy and healthy recipes!
Riley G. Smith, LAc, Dipl.OM, MSTOM
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist