Asian Cold Noodle Salad
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  • 5 cups dried chow mein noodles (roughly 6 oz.)
  • ½ cup cucumber, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • ½ cup carrots. cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 and ½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 and ½ tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey (or brown sugar if vegan)
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. red pepper powder (optional)


  1. Cook the noodles in a medium sized pot according to the package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water. If the noodles you have used are not pre-cut in short pieces, cut them into 2 or 3 inch pieces and set aside.
  3. In blender, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, garlic and red pepper powder. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add the noodles.
  5. Pour in the salad dressing and toss until all ingredients are fully coated. Serve cold.

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