Have a craving for something sweet, salty, cruchy and carbie?
Say it with me now… n-o-o-d-l-e salad.
This spicy salad is loaded with fresh veg, healthy carbs and protein.
It's not about the healthy ingredients though…it's all about the poppin' flavours.
I love just letting loose in the kitchen and my newest experiment did not disappoint. Wash it down with a nice bottle of sparkling water and a splash of lime and you will feel like you've just spent the day at the spa.
1 pkg buckwheat noodles cooked, drained and rinsed
1 yellow pepper sliced into bite size sticks
1/2 English cucumber cut in half and thinly sliced
1 package of sugar snap peas tipped and tailed
2 green onions sliced fine
1 cup of shredded cooked chicken
fresh mint torn
1/4 cup of peanuts roasted and roughly chopped ( I buy them raw, keep them in the fridge and then just roast what I need quickly in a dry frying pan)
3 tbsp low fat/calorie peanut butter
skin zested and juice of one lime
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 or 2 (depending on spicy you like it) jalapeno pepper minced fine
1 clove garlic minced fine
1 tbsp fresh or frozen ginger grated
1. Mix all dressing ingredients in small bowl and whisk until smooth ( you may need to add a bit of water to thin).
2. Toss all salad ingredients together and then coat well with dressing.
3. Sprinkle on garnish.
Makes enough for 4.
If I had a fresh ripe mango when I made this I would have added it as well.
Linking up with My Whims Wednesday Favourite Things Thursday
MARLA ROBINSON says
That salad looks very yummy Suzanne.
Val Sparkle says
Mmmmm, that looks so good. My husband doesn’t eat peanuts, but I bet it would be good without it. I must get some rice vinegar! Thanks for the recipe!
Found you at Katherine’s! What a great recipe! I will be trying this tonight or this weekend. Thank you!