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Asian Noodle Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 3 hr.
Total: 3 hr. 30 min.
Prepare this dish a day in advance so that the flavors have time to develop. Spicy yogurt dressing also makes a delicious dip for skewered grilled meats or vegetables.


  • 6 oz Horizon Organic® nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs oriental sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp hot chili oil, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp grated or finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 10 oz Asian-style thin noodles or vermicelli pasta
  • 3 scallions, whites and greens, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin julienne slices
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into thin julienne slices
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced into shavings with a vegetable peeler
  • 2/3 cup chopped peanuts


  • Combine the yogurt, sesame oil, peanut butter, coriander, vegetable oil, soy sauce, chili oil, ginger, garlic, and cilantro in a bowl and whisk to blend. Cook the noodles according to the package directions, drain, and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Place the cooked noodles, the vegetables, the peanuts, and the yogurt dressing in a large bowl and mix with your hands until the ingredients are well distributed. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 236
  Calories from Fat 134 (57%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(7%)Sodium 158mg
(8%)Potassium 273mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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