SPICY SESAME NOODLE SALAD RECIPE

Overview:

  • PREP TIME: 10min          
  • COOK TIME: 25min          
  • COOK LEVEL: Beginner         
  • SERVINGS: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. dried spaghetti, soba or Asian noodles
  • 2-3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1  pepper, sliced thin1 carrot, sliced thin
  • ½ head of broccoli, broken into little florets

Supplies:

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Measuring Spoons 
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the noodles: Follow the instructions on the package to make the noodles; Rinse them under cold water when done and put them in the colander to drain. 
  2. Make the honey ginger dressing: See the following recipe.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds: in a dry medium skillet over medium heat, heat sesame seeds until fragrant and golden brown. Set aside for later.
  4. Cut the vegetables: Using a knife, cut the cucumber, scallions and red pepper into thin strips, use a vegetable peeler or mandolin to slice the carrot. Put them in a bowl along with any other vegetables you’d like to add. 
  5. Combine the noodles in the bowl: Add the cold noodles to the bowl with the veggies and drizzle the dressing over top until everything is well coated.  Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over top.
  6. Put the noodles in the fridge: Let them sit in the fridge to allow the flavors to build (1 hour or more but it’ll still taste great if you simply can’t wait!

HONEY GINGER DRESSING RECIPE PT 2.

Ingredients:

  • 3 inch fresh ginger 
  • 5 cloves garlic 
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼  cup water
  • ½  cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 limes
  • Black pepper

Supplies:

  • Microplane/ Grater
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons  
  •  Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon

Instructions:

  1. Grate the ginger and chop the garlic and cilantro:  Using a grater or a microplane, grate the ginger into a bowl. Finely chop the garlic and cilantro and add to the bowl. 
  2. Add the other ingredients and the juice of 3-4 limes. Whisk to combine or add ingredients to a jar with a tight lid and shake vigorously until well blended. 

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Ingredient

  1. Aromatics 
  2. Produce 
  3. Pantry  Items 
  4. Sweetener
  5. Acid
  6. Fat 
  7. Herbs

Substitution

  1. Onions/Scallions/Bell Peppers/ Ginger
  2. Anything you’d normally have in a stir fry that can be eaten raw: cauliflower/ cabbage/ brussel sprouts/ radish/ green peas
  3. Any grains you like: rice/ farro/ quinoa Liquid aminos/coconut aminos/ tamari/ worcestershire sauce
  4. Maple syrup/ raw, natural honey/ coconut sugar
  5. Apple cider vinegar/ lemon/ white wine vinegar
  6. Sesame oil/ avocado oil/ olive oil
  7. Parsley/ culantro (chadon beni) / thyme/ dried herbs

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