Ginger Sesame Noodle Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Deep-frying is the reason to skip egg rolls, chicken balls, wings and ribs. Instead, satisfy your yearning for Chinese food with this salad full of flavourful noodles and crunchy vegetables. Precooked Chinese noodles are often used in this type of salad but because these noodles are coated in oil to prevent them from sticking together, their fat content is high. We use any long pasta or Chinese wheat noodles.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 12 oz long pasta
  • 12 oz long Chinese wheat noodles
  • 1 carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 cup halved snow pea
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup small cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup sliced radish
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch granulated maple sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander

Method

In small skillet, toast sesame seeds over medium heat, shaking pan occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, boil noodles for 7 minutes. Add carrot and snow peas; boil until noodles are tender but firm and carrots are tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup (50 mL) cooking liquid; chill under cold water. Drain and transfer to large bowl.

Add red pepper, shrimp, bean sprouts and radishes; toss. Divide among 4 take-out-style shallow plastic containers. Drizzle with reserved cooking liquid.

In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, salt, pepper and sugar. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate salad and dressing separately for up to 24 hours.) Add dressing, coriander and sesame seeds; toss to combine.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1340 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 506.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 62 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 76 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 71.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 54.0
  • Vitamin C 70.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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