August 4, 2013

Noodle (Pasta) Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing Recipe

Lots of raw, fresh vegetables along with a smooth, creamy dressing and of course noodles is what makes this salad sumptuous and a meal in itself. This is one of the recipes I bookmarked when I was subscribed to Vegetarian Times magazine while in US. I love those stash of old magazines so much that I got them along with me back to India. Every now and then, I flip through them for inspiration on what to try out and today's recipe is a result of one such browsings!


..pasta makes everything perfect!..

Noodle Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing (Download and Print the recipe)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Adapted from recipe published  in Vegetarian Times, September 2009 issue


For the salad -

a fist full of spaghetti (or soba noodles)
water and salt (to cook the noodles)
few drops of oil
1/2 medium sized cucumber, peeled, chopped into pieces
1 small bell pepper or capsicum, chopped into pieces
1/2 carrot, peeled and chopped into thin strips
few tbsp of chopped spring onion and fresh coriander leaves

For the dressing -

2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
2 tbsp chopped cilantro


1. Cook noodles (as per package instructions) in salted boiling water. Drain and lightly rinse in cold water. Drian again and add few drops of oil. Toss so that noodles don't stick to each other.

2. Puree together in a blender all the ingredients listed under "dressing" - peanut butter, soya sauce, sugar, ginger, line juice, garlic. cilantro and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of warm water if you want to adjust the consistency.

3. In a bowl - place noodles, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, spring onion and ginger-peanut dressing. Toss together and garnish with cilantro and chopped dry roasted peanuts (optional). Serve.

Sending this as an entry to Healthy Vegan Friday and The Wellness Weekend.

This is Recipe 47 added to 2013 Recipe Archive. Check out the rest of the recipes too.

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  1. Love that ginger peanut dressing, such a droolworthy salad..

  2. So good Siri I love this dressing so much very flavorful and I love it. Got to try it for sure.


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