Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Noodles Salad

A breezy dish on a lazy afternoon , the noodles salad was also a  good way of including the leafy chinese cabbage that was sitting in my fridge.Coming home after school, my  daughter was delighted that i made noodles and she did not mind the greens present in the dish ! 

I created  a mini picnic style buzz in the verandah where she happily wolfed down the noodles washing it away with a Lemon-Ginger Cooler !

What goes in :- (Source: Nigella Lawson)

To the Dressing -  (adjust the quantity to taste)
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1  lemon fully squeezed
  • Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato Sauce - a few drizzles
  • Peanut Butter - 2 tbsp
To the Salad
  • Noodles - 200 gms
  • Coriander Leaves - fistful (finely chopped)
  • Celery leaves - a few snips from the stalks (finely chopped)
  • Chinese Cabbage - 2 leaves (thinly sliced)
  • Red Onions - 1 (diced- u can also use scallion)
  • Sesame Seeds - a generous sprinkling
  • Green Bell Pepper  - 1 (julienned) - add red or yellow to make it a rainbow platter
A look at my cluttered workplace--

Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk it thoroughly. Let it rest for a while and the flavours blend !

Cook the noodles as per instruction on the pack. Drain the water, add little oil and fluff the noodles with fork and let it cool for a while. 

Toss the noodles with the chopped veggies and greens. Dribble in the salad dressing

Sprinkle sesame seeds all over.  Mix well and serve !

The crunchiness of the sesame seeds and the subtle but persistent flavour of the peanut butter added a whole new zing to the salad . It was filling and thoroughly enjoyed !

Enjoy !

Linking it to Aipi's Bookmarked Events : Tuesday event announcement by Priya

Also linking it to Girlichef's Hearth n Soul Blog Hop : 35

Also to Torview's Food Palette : Brown


  1. This is indeed easy and yummy... perfect.

  2. I bought sesame oil and soja sauce just yesterday and look, here comes your recipe... Very easy to make after a tiring working day... Thanks for this wonderful recipe :-)

  3. Noodles looks soo yumm...loved ur step by step pics:-)

  4. Looks absolutely delicious. No doubt why your daughter enjoyed eating it.

  5. Noodlesand healhy combo of vegitables are really tasty and awesome. Keep it up!

  6. Excellent looking Noodle Salad. Thanks fort sharing this wonderful recipe.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Healthy dish,looks very inviting..

  8. Ooo..that looks delicious..Would you mind sharing your plate with me :)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  9. Healthy and great way to eat noodle. Yummy...


  10. Very healthy variation from the usual...looks great.

  11. I have a similar recipe and it sure must have tasted great!

  12. Soo tempting noodles salad, makes me hungry..

  13. I am fan of pasta salads...ur is just too tempting and its lunch time!...:)

  14. Pasta salad looks yummy and delicious. Nice recipe.

  15. Omg, noodles salad makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

  16. This looks fantastic. I may make it this evening, if I have the ingredients. Thanks for sharing this so I can make it.

    If you remember, would you link it up tomorrow at Let's Do Brunch. Wouldn't this be delicious to eat near lunch time?

    Great photos and tutorial.

  17. I love noodle and make them a lot .. this is a great version :)

  18. ur noodles just resembles chinese restaurant style....super delicious priya...

  19. looks worth trying, very nice recipe..

  20. I did it. I made this for dinner although, I did not have all the ingredients so I fooled around a bit to do the best, I could. The dressing is scrumptious. I am naming it after the peanut butter. I will probably blog it tomorrow so come and see. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  21. Just the way I like it - Yum - btw, John Denver is my absolute fav - What do ya know :)))

  22. noodles look so tempting!!!am already feeling hungry :)

  23. Yum, a very tempting salad :-) the dressing sounds awesome!

  24. So funny! I just read about this recipe on the blog Sweet and Savory!

  25. It looks very filling and quick to make too :)

  26. The salad dressing sounds delicious with the peanut butter Priya. I make something similar using tahini (sesame seed paste) instead.

  27. very inventing salad..looks yummy and healthy.....

  28. Hi Priya! What a lovely mummy you are to set up a picnic for your daughter! I loved to do fun things like this with my girls and still do though they are older! This weekend we are having a tea party for my 2 year old niece and they are so happy to help out! This recipe is one of my favorites and I love how nice and light your sauce looks! Sometimes people make it with too much peanut and the sesame is overwhelmed! Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! all the best! Alex

  29. Very innovative recipe...Looks absolutely delicious!

  30. hi Priya,

    Noodles are my all time favorite, especially when I am lazy enough to cook. :)

    Hope your daughter liked it. :)

    hey!! an idea, posted once in my blog... why dont you add a video testimonial about the dish by your daughter... might be interesting for her to see it when she is grown... :)

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  32. thank you for linking this delicious noodles salad filling and lovely flavours