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Cold Asian Noodles

On hot summer nights, a cool supper is sometimes the best thing. Here is a tasty noodle salad with vegetables and an Asian dressing. Add cooked shrimp, chicken, or crispy seasoned tofu for some protein if desired!

Ingredients:

DRESSING:

2 T. soy sauce

2 T. rice vinegar

1 T. toasted sesame oil

2 tsp. cane sugar

1/4 tsp. ground ginger or 3 tsp. fresh grated ginger

1 clove minced garlic, or 2 minced garlic scapes

VEGETABLES:

1 thinly sliced cucumber

3 thinly sliced scallions

1 c. sliced Napa cabbage, or coarsely shredded green cabbage

1-2 c. diced veg. such as carrots, radish, turnip, sweet pepper, etc.

PASTA;

1 12 oz. box capellini noodles, soba noodles, OR udon noodles

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile whisk together DRESSING ingredients in a large serving bowl. Add sliced vegetables and mix well. When pasta is done, drain and rinse well with cold water. Add to serving bowl and toss to coat.

Additional toppings: cooked shrimp, cooked chicken, seasoned tofu, crispy tofu, toasted sesame seeds, toasted seaweed (torn or cut into strips) 

*For a hot dish, simply stir fry the vegetables, dressing, and pasta for 1 minute on high heat and serve hot.

Enjoy!