Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

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Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

gamemom1
February 01, 2015
i found the sauce to be a little on the chalky side, but i used fresh chinese noodles instead of dried. taste was okbut not good enough to want to repeat.

aprilfool's Review

aprilfool
August 26, 2014
Love these kind of salads. I found that the amount of sauce was too much for this recipe. Decrease the amount of sauce when making or add a lot more noodles. My noodles were swimming in sauce. Not what I wanted at all. Other than decreasing the amount of sauce loved the idea of this noodle cucumber salad.

gamemom1's Review

portland
August 26, 2014
N/A

ElizaThorn's Review

ElizaThorn
August 25, 2014
N/A