Need to bring something to a potluck? Maybe a lunch at the office?
Something that isn't "the usual" fare.
Have we got a deal for you!
This super simple salad comes together in under 10 minutes. It's true. Really. 10 minutes.
Grab a bag of Double Happiness Chow Mein Noodles (or any brand rice noodles should work in a pinch!) and you are almost done already.
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The nutritional count on this is pretty sweet too. (According to Myfitnesspal) Per serving, and the recipe makes around 10 or so, the count is: 250 calories, 34 carbs, 10 fat, and 7 protein. (I'm counting a serving as about 1 heaping cup full....)
Noodles Salad With Sesame Garlic Dressing
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg (454 gr) Double Happiness Chow Mein Noodles
1 medium cucumber
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 medium onion
3 large radishes
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups Mann's Rainbow Salad (OR coleslaw mix)
Prepare dressing - Place all of the dressing ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Prepare salad - Place noodles into a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit while you prep the veggies.
Finely dice the cucumber, green pepper, onion, radishes, and spinach.
Drain the noodles and cut them so they are a little bit shorter and easier to deal with - this is not absolutely necessary but I prefer my noodles a bit more manageable.
Add in the diced veggies and the 2 cups of Rainbow Salad mix.
Toss to combine.
Drizzle with 1/2 of the dressing and toss to distribute evenly. Refrigerate until salad is completely chilled.
When chilled, drizzle with remaining dressing and toss again. Chill until ready to serve.
I find this is best if it can sit for a few hours or even overnight! The flavors seem to mingle more.
Bring this to your next BBQ, potluck, office luncheon, or family dinner and everyone will think you are a salad super genius.
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