Bright and Fresh Udon Noodle Salad with Tofu and Peanut Sauce
Serves: Serves 4 large and up to 12 small servings
As you read through the ingredients in this recipe, your color sense should light up! It’s simply beautiful, and one of my favorite dishes to prepare for a special group of friends. Although I have labeled this recipe a salad and the directions indicate to serve it chilled, these items can be combined to make a delicious stir-fry as well!
- 4 ounces udon noodles Add to list
- 1 large carrot, grated or cut into thin strips Add to list
- 1/2 English cucumber, cut into thin strips Add to list
- 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips Add to list
- 3 leaves winter greens such as chard or kale, thinly sliced Add to list
- 2/3 cup peanut sauce, or to taste (PCC carries several excellent brands) Add to list
- Juice of 1 lime Add to list
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce Add to list
- Hot sauce or chili oil, to taste Add to list
- Zesty Orange and Sesame Marinated Tofu Add to list
- Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish Add to list
- Fresh basil sprigs for garnish Add to list
- Peanuts or cashews for garnish Add to list
Cook the udon noodles according to package directions. Refresh in cold water and drain.
Combine the noodles with the carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, winter greens, peanut sauce, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. Adjust the seasoning to your taste with more peanut sauce or hot sauce and gently fold in the tofu.
Serve the salad chilled and garnished with a generous amount of cilantro, basil and peanuts or cashews.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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