THAI CRUNCHY NOODLE SALAD

Published on: 01/17/2023
thai crunchy noodle salad
thai crunchy noodle salad

THAI CRUNCHY NOODLE SALAD

Ready for some crunch and zing with your greens? This salad is a lightened-up version of your typical recipes, which call for frying the noodles, as well as adding a lot of sugar and excess fat to the dressing. It is fun to make for a crowd, and a great one to add protein to for multiple lunches or dinners throughout the week.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6

Equipment

  • mallet, roasting pan, blender

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 1 large head Nappa cabbage or 2 small head, rinsed and chopped or torn into bite-size squares
  • 4 green onions white parts diced
  • 1 package Ramen Noodles
  • 6 ounces peanuts low salt (could also use slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, or a combination of all)

For the dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 10-12 packets of sugar substitute
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1-2 garlic cloves crushed (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Cover the roasting pan with parchment paper..
  • Open the Ramen noodles and remove the seasoning packet. Place noodles in a sealable bag. Use a mallet to lightly pound noodles into bite-size pieces.
  • Pour onto parchment paper. Add peanuts or nuts of your choice. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until noodles are lightly browned, stirring halfway. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Set aside ½ cup of noodles and nut mixture.
  • While noodles are roasting, toss cabbage and green onions in a large salad bowl. Set aside.
  • Place dressing ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes.
  • Toss cabbage and green onions with half of the dressing.
  • Add bulk of noodles and nuts, more dressing to your liking, toss and top with the remaining half cup of nuts and noodles.
  • More suggested toppings: edamame, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots, roasted chicken, tofu, etc.

Notes

Suggested other toppings: edamame, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots, roasted chicken, tofu, etc.

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