Introduction: Simple Sesame Noodle Salad

Impress your friends with this quick and easy dish!

This simple Asian salad is perfect for a hot summer day.

Made with raw vegetables, it's just as healthy as it is delicious!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Equipment

Ingredients:

(Makes 1 Serving)

  • 1 Large Cucumber
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Handful of Rice Noodles
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Mirin

Equipment:

  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 2 Smaller Bowls
  • 1 Set of Measuring Spoons

Step 2: Prepare the Noodles

  1. Take the large bowl and fill it half way with hot tap water.
  2. Place the rice noodles in the water and let sit while you prepare the vegetables.

Step 3: Prepare the Vegetables

  1. Rinse the cucumber and carrot.
  2. Using the vegetable peeler, peel away the outer layer and discard.
  3. Continuing in this way, peel slivers from each vegetable into separate bowls.

Step 4: Combine

  1. Check tenderness of the noodles. They're ready when easily manipulated.
  2. Drain the water. Leave the noodles in the large bowl.
  3. Add the vegetable slices to the noodles.

Step 5: Season

  • Add the Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Sesame Oil, and Mirin to the large bowl.

(2 tbsp of each)

Step 6: Toss and Plate

  • Using your hands, toss the salad until evenly coated by the dressing mixture.
  • When satisfied, place onto your favorite plate.

Step 7: Garnish, Serve, and Enjoy!

  • Top with sesame seeds for a little flair (optional).
  • If you like it spicy, a little Sriracha Sauce goes a long way!
  • Don't forget the chopsticks! Enjoy!

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