Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

As much as I love fatty summer sides, such as potato salad and coleslaw, sometimes it's nice to pair your burger with something a bit lighter.

I've made this recipe for Cold Sesame Noodle Salad for two recent gatherings and it was a hit at each one. Simple ingredients and easy to prepare - my favorite combo!

Cold Sesame Noodle Salad
Recipe from The Daily Meal

8 oz whole-wheat spaghetti
2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp chili sauce (I used Sriracha)
1 cucumber, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 cups spinach, chopped
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water.

While the spaghetti is cooking, whisk together Greek yogurt, soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger and chili sauce.

Combine the noodles and cucumber, pepper and spinach. Pour the sauce over the top and gently mix until the noodles and vegetables are evenly coated. Top with the scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

My questions for you:
  1. What is your favorite summer salad?
  2. How do you lighten up your favorite recipes?
Enjoy the 4th of July holiday!

- ST


  1. This looks so good, Sun! It's such a great idea to use Greek yogurt for creaminess. I usually just throw in gobs of PB, but the yogurt is a much lighter substitution. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. The Chobani website has a bunch of recipes for using Greek Yogurt - lots of ideas I wouldn't have thought of myself :)

  2. I love cold noodle salads, and this one looks so delicious!

    1. Thanks Laurie! Definitely give it a try sometime :)

  3. I making this right now for tomorrow! can't wait to try it. Love the recipes you pick.