Cold Asian Noodle Salad is delicious. If you haven’t had it, you’re missing out on one of the tastiest tasting salads you can find. There are a number of different versions of this salad, but they all use a secret ingredient that adds a distinct flavor to each plate of noodles. In addition to adding savory flavors to your meal, the secret ingredient also adds vitamins and minerals to your diet, which means it’s good for you. The secret is called gluten, and while it sounds difficult, it is actually easy to make with fresh vegetables. Let me show you how to make the best cold Asian noodle salad possible.
Preparing Cold Asian Noodle Salad
Start by preparing your cold Asian noodle salad ingredients. In a large bowl, combine carrots, celery, radishes, onion, cucumber, green onions, garlic, chives, bell pepper, cilantro, parsley, and green chili. Stir these ingredients together in a large bowl until they are tender. Then add the second cup of the mixture and stir until everything blends. You’re just about done!
As you can see, preparation time and cooking time are relatively short. If you compare this to a normal American recipe, you’ll see that it takes a lot more time, making it much more expensive. Because of the high cost of prep time, most recipes just leave it till the last minute to cook and aren’t cooked until the last few minutes. This results in an already hot meal and makes it impossible to keep cold Asian noodle salad taste its best.
Sprigs Of Ginger
By making the salad chilled, you can add a couple of sprigs of ginger or chili and shorten the cooking time. Adding these ingredients at the last minute means that you can still enjoy a cool light lunch without it being too hot. If you have time, you could also prepare the cold noodle salad the day before and refrigerate it. This will help it stay fresh for longer, resulting in a delicious chilled cold Asian noodle salad that you can enjoy for dinner.
Serve With Cucumber Slices
In addition to shorter cooking times, another way to make this chilled Asian noodle salad the ultimate is to serve it chilled with some cucumber slices on top. Cucumbers are great in any salad and this is an especially good choice to pair with the light flavors found in the light pickles that are typically included with a cold version. When you toss in the crunchy vegetables and the cucumber slices, the salad is completed. Since cucumbers are known to be enzymes, this will also help to ward off any harmful bacteria that might be present if the salad were to be prepared and served cold. However, if you’re looking for something with a more robust flavor, consider using pickles.
Cold Asian pasta salad is definitely one of my favorite quick and easy meals. Not only do I save time while I’m preparing it, but I also enjoy eating it whenever it is convenient for me. I hope you have a delicious and memorable experience preparing this recipe for your next meal prep experience. I look forward to trying more of my easy bowl recipes in the coming weeks!