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"Confucius Says" Noodle Salad

Makes: 12 to 16 servings
Chill 24 hrs Start to Finish 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  vermicelli or thin spaghetti
  • 8  ounces  snow peas, halved lengthwise ( 3 cups)
  • 1  English cucumber, cut into thin bite-size strips (2 cups)
  • 1  small yellow summer squash, cut into thin bite-size strips (2 cups)
  • 1  medium red sweet pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips ( 1 cup)
  • 3  medium carrots, cut into thin bite-size strips (1 cup) 8 ounces
  • 1  cup  shredded bok choy or savoy cabbage
  • 3  green onions, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh cilantro
  •  Dressing (see below)
Directions

1. Cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

2. In a very large salad bowl combine cooked pasta, snow peas, cucumber, summer squash, red pepper, carrots, bok choy, green onions and snipped cilantro. Mix well. Add dressing; toss to coat

3. Cover and chill any remaining salad for up to 24 hours. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Confucius Says Noodle Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  canola oil
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  lime juice
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  plum sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  Asian chili sauce
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  teaspoon  black sesame seeds
  • 1  teaspoon  white sesame seeds
  • 1  teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
Directions

1. In a screw top jar combine canola oil, brown sugar, lime juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, plum sauce, Asian chili sauce, salt, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, toasted sesame oil, minced garlic and ground ginger. Cover and shake well.

Nutrition Facts ("Confucius Says" Noodle Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 211,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 40,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 3256,
  • vit. C (mg) 31,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 234,
  • Potassium (mg) 160,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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