Asian Noodle Salad Jars

This spicy, crunchy salad is the perfect healthy meal to take for lunch at work
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Asian Noodle Salad

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Asian Noodle Salad

Fresh vegetables, soba noodles, and a spicy peanut dressing are layered up in a mason jar, for the perfect healthy, wholesome lunch to take with you to work.

This recipe is courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons.

4
Servings
498
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 2  Tablespoons  peanut butter
  • 4  Teaspoons  sambal oelek
  • 4  Teaspoons  rice vinegar
  • 4  Teaspoons  soy sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  black sesame seeds

For the salad

  • 4  Ounces  soba noodles
  • red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1  Cup  shelled edamame, cooked
  • large carrots, peeled and shredded
  • green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2  Cup  crunchy rice noodles

Directions

For the dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sambal oelek, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil, until all the oil is incorporated. Stir in sesame seeds.

For the salad

In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions. When cooked, rinse under cold water, and drain.

Divide spicy peanut dressing equally among 4 pint-sized jars. Put soba noodles on top of dressing in each jar. Layer remaining ingredients on top, and finish with the crunchy rice noodles.

Seal jars and refrigerate. To serve, either toss salad together in the jar, or pour into a bowl, and stir everything together.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
243mg
35%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
689mg
46%
Water
38g
1%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Asian Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Asian Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.