Cold Chinese Noodle Salad
People, there is a time and a place for everything. Here at Melissa’s, we believe that we all have a little Iron Chef in us (though whether you choose to let him or her out is another story, huh?). Sometimes you want to impress your family and friends (or yourself!) with something fancy like Oaxaca Chile-Pineapple Glazed Ham or Wild Mushroom Risotto with Egg. Other times you literally just want to make it through the night without having a meltdown ruining dinner. Enter this Cold Chinese Noodle Salad. Easy, healthy, delicious- the perfect weeknight dinner or make-ahead lunch.
Over the years, Martin Yan has taught us everything we know about Asian Cooking Essentials. We took that foundation and applied it to some common recipe desires of the modern American foodie: quick, tasty, full of nutrients, and bonus (!) plant-based protein. We chose red bell peppers, cucumbers, asparagus, carrots, edamame, and snap and sno peas for their varying colors and textures. But you could also add or substitute things like mushrooms, broccoli, watercress, or baby bok choy. Our fresh Chinese Noodles make a perfect base for a variety of ingredients, and we’re confident that the delicious Asian dressing that we’ve crafted for you will make just about any combination of vegetables taste great. Enjoy!