Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Asian Noodle Salad

Wow honestly, this woman never fails to please me. Nuh uh, no way. She calls this her "most favorite salad ever." Who am I to disagree, hell it's now one of my favorites too! It's uncomplicated, un-fussy, delicious and healthy. And the flavor? Let's see... crunchy, chewy, salty, sweet and sour. Yep it's a keeper folks!

It's like a fiesta on a plate!

The uber yummy dressing:

Pioneer Woman's Asian Noodle Salad
Yields: A LOT!, probably enough to feed 15 - 20 as a side
Original recipe from The Pioneer Woman, which can be found here.

For the salad:
1 package linguine noodles, cooked, rinsed and cooled
1/2 - 1 head of napa cabbage, sliced
1/2 - 1 head of purple cabbage, sliced
1/2 - 1 bag baby spinach (I forgot to add this, but it was still delicious)
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
3 scallions, sliced
3 cucumbers, peeled and julienned
lots of chopped cilantro, up to 1 bunch
1 can whole cashews, lightly toasted in a skilled

For the dressing:
Juice of 1 lime
8 tbsn. olive oil
2 - 3 tbsn. sesame oil
8 tbsn. soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tbsn. fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 hot peppers or jalapenos, minced
chopped cilantro, lots

Mix together the salad ingredients. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix with tongs and serve on a platter. Dressing keeps up to three days before serving, without cilantro.



  1. I have tried this YUMMY salad. It truly is fantastic! I served it at a party and everyone couldn't get enough.

  2. Ohh saw this on pioneer's woman website. Looks great. I really am a huge fan of your blog, and I just started my own. Wanted to see if you could check it out! I LOVE your tailored tuesday's... I'm also am little fashion crazed. Let me know what you think. Thanks! JoJo

  3. Thank youuuu! I always appreciate new readers :)

  4. It's so colourful! And it sounds so good! I think I'm going to try it =D