Asian Noodle Salad

Chopsticks? Immerse yourself in Asian-style dining with this great gingery pork salad.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Sesame Dressing

1/2
cup rice vinegar
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons sesame oil
1
tablespoon soy sauce

Salad

1
package (8 to 10 ounces) Chinese curly noodles
1/2
pound snap pea pods, cut in half
1
pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
1
medium bell pepper, cut into strips
1
cup shredded carrots (1 1/2 medium)
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon sesame seed, toasted
  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients.
  • 2 Cook noodles as directed on package, adding pea pods for last 1 to 2 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook pork and gingerroot in skillet 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • 4 In large bowl, toss noodles, bell pepper, carrots, onions and pork with half of the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Serve with remaining dressing.

Expert Tips

Sesame oil adds a wonderful, nutty flavor to this Asian-inspired salad. If you don't have any on hand, you can use vegetable oil instead.

To toast sesame seed, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
74g
74%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.