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Asian Noodle Salad

asian noodle salad Side Dish Asian
Asian Noodle Salad
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

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

Updated August 21, 2008

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
23g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
30%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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