Asian Noodle Salad
A light, healthy, and refreshing asian noodle salad, full of fresh ingredients and unique flavors. This salad feeds a huge crowd!
So I am perfectly fine admitting that I am one of about 4.3 million people that follow The Pioneer Woman and her Cooking site.
I’ve never visited a blog that generates so many dadgum comments. The attention is well-deserved, I must say (great photography and seriously hilarious humor). This is only the second recipe I’ve tried from the Pioneer Woman and it is a winner.
I made it for a potluck luncheon with some friends and it was a hit – so much so that I almost didn’t want to give credit elsewhere and claim the fame for myself. But don’t worry, I referred yet another eight women to the Pioneer Woman to become ardent followers.
This salad is fresh, unique, and the flavors are incredible. There is some serious chopping involved (can we say carpal tunnel??) and it is time-consuming, but I prepped everything the night before and threw it together in less than five minutes the day of.
And regardless of the time involved, it is really worth it. I know I am one of probably thousands giving a testimonial to this salad, but I couldn’t resist! The Pioneer Woman knows what she’s talking about – it is fabulous.
(Just a note: it makes a TON of salad so be prepared to serve it to a large group or size it down to fit your needs.)
Asian Noodle Salad
- 1 package linguine noodles, cooked, rinsed, and cooled
- ½ to 1 head sliced Napa cabbage
- ½ to 1 head sliced purple cabbage
- ½ to 1 bag baby spinach
- 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1 medium orange bell pepper, sliced thin (if available)
- 1 small bag bean sprouts
- 3 sliced scallions
- 3 peeled, sliced cucumbers
- LOTS of chopped cilantro—up to one bunch
- 1 can whole cashews, lightly toasted in skillet
- Juice of 1 lime
- 8 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 hot peppers or jalapenos, chopped
- More chopped cilantro – lots
- Mix together salad ingredients in large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix with tongs or hands and serve on platter.
Recipe Source: adapted from Jamie Oliver and The Pioneer Woman Cooks!
13 Comments on “Asian Noodle Salad”
Man, I really wanted to make this recipe, but there are too many ingredients that just give a vague amount that I didn’t want to risk it for my group party. A bag of this, a bunch of that, a package of another, a can of another. What gives? I guess it’s on to another site for a more reliable recipe.
Made this tonight to go with your Beef & Broccoli recipe. I left out the noodles, cashews and bean sprouts (have never been a fan of noodles mixed with greens). It was a big hit with my family. I gave half of it away to a friend because I made the full recipe. Wow! It does make a ton! The dressing is yummy on all those wonderful vegetables. Thank you!
This looks great! I will give it a try!
I made this after reading her blog too. It was great and I felt so healthy eating it.
Looks yummy. I visit over there once in a great while. Funny stuff!
What a beautiful salad! I love all the vibrant colors and it sounds delicious, too.
I tried her caramel apple pie awhile back – delicious! This looks tasty, too – I actually have it bookmarked!
The salad looks beautiful! I’ve never visited her sight, but I do love yours!
This is exactly the kind of thing I need to eat more of – now if I could just get past my salad aversion! This does look really good though!
Anonymous – I love this salad and am so glad you liked it too (and that everyone complimented you!). Whole wheat pasta sounds like a great substitution. Thanks for letting me know!
I just found your blog and I love it! That salad looks incredible and has all of my favorite flavors…I’ll definitely try it, and I’ll be stopping by your terrific blog again!
oh my goodness, i hear you on the pioneer woman following. i am ridiculously obsessed with her site. i haven’t tried this recipe yet (must do in the near future), but her lasagna really is fantastic (def check it out if you havent already).
I just got back from a church picnic where I took this salad. I must have had a dozen people comment about how good it was. I even substituted whole wheat noodles for white and no one noticed – yum! Thanks for the great recipe.