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Intensely flavorful Chinese sausage is worth seeking out for this salad. If you can't find it, bacon also pairs well with the sweet cucumbers and peanut dressing.

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45 mins
Serves 4


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  • Cook noodles according to package instructions until just tender (or longer, if you prefer a softer texture that absorbs sauce more easily). Drain, rinse well with cool water, and set aside. Cut cucumbers into 1/2- by 1 1/2-in. pieces. Set aside.

  • Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, oil, peanut butter, and molasses in a large bowl; set aside.

  • Lightly brown sausage in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • Add drained noodles to peanut butter sauce, tossing to coat, then add sausages, cilantro, basil, and about two-thirds of cucumbers. Line 4 wide, shallow bowls with salad greens and add pasta. Top with remaining cucumbers and sprinkle with peanuts.

  • *Find at well-stocked grocery stores, Asian markets, and amazon.com.

Nutrition Facts

726 calories; calories from fat 54%; protein 25g; fat 44g; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 62g; fiber 4.6g; sodium 1950mg; cholesterol 9.1mg.