Thai Noodle Salad


Ingredients


  • 1 lb fresh Chinese noodles
  • 3 cups snow peas
  • 1/2 lb fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green scallions
  • 1 large red pepper - julienne
  • 1 large yellow pepper - julienne
  • Dry roasted peanuts
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

Directions


  1. Parboil snow peas and asparagus spears - chill in ice water and drain.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients and shake well.
  3. Boil noodles for 2 minutes; drain.
  4. Pour dressing over hot noodles. Then add rest of ingredients, except snow peas, and mix gently.
  5. Place snow peas in a decorative fashion around the edge of the salad. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Cover and chill until serving.
  7. Just before serving, sprinkle with dry roasted peanuts, or put them in a bowl and let guests add themselves.