Sesame Summer Salad Recipe
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Sesame Summer Salad Recipe

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Eye-catching and delicious, this salad will impress any time, but it’s ideal for spring or summer celebrations. Stephanie Matthews - Tempe, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, divided
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 205 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrots into very thin lengthwise strips. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add the carrots, asparagus and snow peas; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place vegetables in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Set aside 3/4 cup carrots for garnish.
  2. Discard seasoning packet from noodles or save for another use. Break noodles into small pieces. Place in a large serving bowl; add the blanched vegetables, red pepper, beans sprouts, water chestnuts and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the hoisin sauce, vinegar, canola oil, sesame oil, honey, salt, pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Garnish with reserved carrots and remaining sesame seeds. Serve immediately. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Summer Salad in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p48

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 205 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 425 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This made a nice side dish to our teriyaki pork tenderloin and rice last night. I added some sliced green onions, and I think some peanuts or other nuts would make an interesting addition next time. Thanks for such a unique recipe!"

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"Very very good. My daughter asks me to make at least everyother day! My friend came over and sampled it and has made it for two family get togethers. The sauce is wonderful."

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Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"Very good. I made the sauce ahead of time and marinated chicken breasts in it. Just cooked the chicken and had everything ready to go cold so after my daughters softball game we could just throw it together. My husband loved it!"

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