Cool Spicy Noodle Salad

Cool Spicy Noodle Salad

This trendy Asian salad is easier to make than a mayonnaise laced macaroni one and simple enough for cooking ahead for a cottage weekend. With tender chicken added, it deserves a starring role at any summer lunch or potluck. You can always fast forward prep time by picking up a rotisserie chicken and remember the flavour of the salad is better if made a day ahead (Don’t forget to pack any leftovers for lunch the next day).

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ginger, fresh, finely grated
  • +
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ginger, fresh, finely grated
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) hot red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) hot-garlic chili sauce
  • 1 lime
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) shanghai noodles
  • or
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) spaghetti
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) carrots, peeled and cut into match stick pieces
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coriander, fresh, chopped
  • or
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) basil, fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking the oils, sugar and soy sauce together. Add the garlic, ginger, chili flakes and hot garlic sauce. If you are not a fan of fiery fare, add either the flakes or sauce, not both. Squeeze 3 tablespoons (45 mL) juice from the lime and whisk in. Taste and add salt if needed. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  2. Cook the noodles following package directions. Chop the peppers and prepare the carrots and add to the pasta for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain noodles and peppers and place in a large bowl. Add the green onions and immediately whisk the dressing and pour in. Toss until evenly coated. Stir in the chicken. Refrigerate and stir a couple of times until chilled. Serve right away or refrigerate overnight. Toss with the coriander just before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 245 g serving Amount
  • Calories 290
  • Protein 27 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrate 34 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Per 245 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 15
  • Calcium 2
  • Iron 10
  • Vitamin A 70
  • Vitamin C 170
  • Vitamin B6 35
  • Vitamin B12 12
  • Folate 35
  • Magnesium 19
  • Zinc 15

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