Asian Noodle Pasta Salad

Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Salads | 0 comments

Asian Noodle Salad is my hands-down favorite recipe.  I have made this for all of my friends and family, and I have not found one person who doesn’t love it! The flavor of this dish is amazing, yet it is super simple to make. If you can boil water, you can make this dish! I also love this dish because it is vegan/gluten free.  I have made many variations of this dish, and everyone of them has been great. My three favorite dressings to use are Trader Joes Spicy Peanut Dressing, Trader Joes Sesame Soy Ginger (current fav) and Paul Newman Sesame Ginger.

ASIAN NOODLE SALAD

  • 1 box pad thai noodles (you can even use whole wheat pasta, but I love the pad thai noodles!)
  • 1/2 cup asian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use natural peanut butter)
  • 1 bag frozen shelled  edamame, thawed
  • 1 bag grated carrots
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 avocado
  • scallions and cilantro for toppings


Bring a pot of water to boil. While waiting, combine peanut butter and dressing in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Also prepare the cucumber, scallions and cilantro. When the water boils, add the noodles, edamame and grated carrots. (If you are using noodles that take longer than 4 minutes to cook, add the edamame and carrots when there is 4 minutes left on the timer.) Drain the noodles, edamame and carrots. Add them to the large bowl with the peanut/dressing mixture. Stir, stir, stir to combine. Add the cucumber and stir again. I like to serve this room temperature. When you ready to serve, top each bowl with some scallion, cilatro and avocado. I sometimes like a little extra dressing on top too. So good!!!!! 

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