Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

For a quick vegetarian source of protein and healthy fats, nothing beats the humble peanut, which shines in this delicious Thai Noodle Salad.
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Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

This recipe originally appeared on our sister site, BetterNutrition.com.

A handful of peanuts provides a quick-and-easy protein boost. Nutty for peanut butter? It's a great source of monounsaturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol levels. Skip the low-fat varieties that remove much of this good fat, and opt instead for brands with just two ingredients: nuts and salt.

  • 2Servings

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
    • 2 Tbs. peanut butter
    • 1 Tbs. water
    • 1 Tbs. honey
    • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger root
    • 1 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1 tsp. chili garlic sauce
    • 1 pkg. refrigerated yakisoba noodles (7.7 oz.)
    • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce leaves
    • 2 cups shredded cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded sweet potato
    • 1 cup bell pepper rings
    • 1 cup bean sprouts
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
    • Fresh basil, cilantro, and/or mint leaves

Preparation

1. To Make Dressing: In medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, peanut butter, water, honey, ginger root, garlic, and chili sauce, and set aside.

2. To Make Salad: Remove and discard seasoning packet from yakisoba noodles. Loosen noodles, and heat according to package directions.

3. Divide romaine, cabbage, sweet potato, bell pepper, and sprouts between two plates. Top each salad with half of the warmed noodles, and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with green onions and herbs.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 380
  • Carbohydrate Content: 68 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 9 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 780 mg
  • Sugar Content: 22 g