Rating: 2.5 stars
4 Ratings
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  • 5 star values: 0

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.

Jerry Anne Di Vecchio
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Recipe Summary

total:
45 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.
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