Monday, June 11, 2012

Asian Noodle Salad

Recently I have had several requests for more savory, easy-to-make, foods on The Sweet Life. This Asian Noodle Salad is perfect! You can make it early on in the week and enjoy for several days to come, the ingredients are easy to find and affordable, you can make it in about 15 minutes. Oh and it's delicious!

Asian Noodle Salad

8 ounces udon noodles
2 cups napa cabbage, shredded
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
3 scallions, chopped
2 tbsp basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

Spicy Peanut Sauce
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2-3 tsp green curry paste or chili paste
2 garlic cloves, minced

Cook the noodles in boiling water according to package directions. Meanwhile chop up all the vegetables and herbs and place in large bowl. Mix together ingredients for peanut sauce and set aside.

When noodles are done, drain and rinse under cool water to prevent sticking. Once completely cool, toss in bowl with vegetables and mix until thoroughly combined.

When ready to serve add peanut sauce  and toss to coat.


  1. This looks great! Can't wait to try it out!

  2. Ooh, love the peanut sauce with green curry--yum! I'm all about cold noodle salads during summertime. So nice when you don't want a hot meal. :)

  3. This is such a gorgeous pasta dish! Always on the hunt for meals like this in the summer!

  4. It looks so delicious..I love peanut sauces..what a great idea to add some green curry. I will make this !

  5. I finally made this tonight! It was yummy and a nice change from all the beans we've been preparing lately. I also added a pinch of sugar to the peanut sauce and enjoyed that.