Asian Noodle Salad

This salad is such a great alternative to packing a sandwich for someone's lunch.
 Soak 2 packets of ramen noodles in some water until they soften.  Discard the seasoning pouch.

 Put 1/2 cup og sugar in the bowl of your food processor.  Add 3/4 cup of rice wine vinegar, 4 garlic cloves and a 1 inch knob of diced ginger. Add 2 tsp. of salt and some black pepper to taste.

 Add 1/4 cup of sesame oil.

 Turn on the processor and slowly add 3/4 cup of canola oil.

 drain the noodles and place them in a large bowl.  Add 1 slivered red pepper, a diced bunch of cilantro and 2 shredded carrots.

 You can add chicken or leave it out.  I marinated some chicken then pan fried it and sliced it and added it to the salad.

Saute 1 cup of sliced almonds in 2 tablespoons of butter until they brown.  Set them aside to cool.

 Add several sliced green onions.

 Slice a head of cabbage and put it in a bowl.  Toss it with the dressing.

 Then toss it with the rest of the ingredients from the other bowl.  Keep tossing it from time to time until the cabbage begins to soften.

Toss in the almonds and serve.


Robin Larkspur said…
So much better than PB&J!
Your salad looks beautiful Joyce!
Boy, that must make a ton!
Ian's Girl said…
Oh. Oh. OH! This look soooo good. I"m guessing I could eat the entire bowl in one sitting! :o)

Thank you!
That looks yummy, for sure. I'm nuts about anything with sesame oil.
Guillaume said…
You are on an Asian mood again. Looks nice. I might make a stir fry recently, with tofu though, not chicken.
Craig said…
It looks really delicious and very authentic. Thanks for the recipe.
Joyce, that looks and sounds just delicious. I'll probably stick to the usual packet variety because I banged up my knee and Howard would go nuts looking for the rice vinager and the other ingredients. Maybe later though.. Can you believe I invested in a 7.5 dutch oven. Yes, I did. Learned a valuable lesson on watching a pot when it's boiling..especially when one costs as much as my Le Crusiet on did! Plus it was a gift from daughter #2. So...a pot of your chili is coming up. (LOW heat, that's the wise thing!!)
Jim said…
All I have to say is that I am happy I just ate!! Otherwise........
This looks delicious and a good change from a sandwich!
Ian's Girl said…
Made it this evening and it was delicious, thank you so much!