Peanut-Noodle Salad

This Asian noodle salad can be easily halved for a weeknight side dish. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

2 large cucumbers
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (16-ounce) package soba noodles or angel hair pasta, cooked
1 (8-ounce) package shredded fresh carrot
6 green onions, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces

Preparation

Peel cucumbers; cut in half lengthwise, removing and discarding seeds. Cut cucumber halves into half-moon-shaped slices.

Whisk together soy sauce and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; add cucumber, pasta, carrot, and onions, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 8 hours, if desired.

Note:

July 2002