Enjoy a light and easy veggie-filled meal with this Toasted Sesame and Miso Noodle Salad. Quick and easy to put together and jam-packed with all the goodness one needs on a busy night. Leftovers pack well for lunches too.
Toasted Sesame and Miso Noodle Salad
Remember that Light and Creamy Miso and Toasted Sesame Dressing I shared with you last week?
Well, this is the delicious noodle salad I promised I was going to share with you that utilized the dressing in all its creamy goodness.
We combine lots of finely shredded and chopped veggies including:
- romaine lettuce,
- red cabbage,
- spring onions,
Add in the noodles and the delicious sauce and hey presto dinner is served.
Think of it as kind of like a coleslaw crossed with ramen....sounds weird, but it works.
The kids loved it too, which is always a blessing.
They really enjoyed the crunchy lettuce and cabbage combined with the squirmy noodles.
TIP: if you are feeding this to kids I would suggest some mini chopsticks, or those cheat chopsticks that are tied together at the end. We picked some up for cheap at the local Asian grocery store, and they ensured every last noodle was gobbled up.
Serving and Storing
This miso noodle salad is best served the day it is made as the veggies, especially lettuce and cabbage, can get a bit soggy once the dressing has been added.
If you plan on serving for lunch during the week or bringing it to a potluck, then simply mix up the salad ingredients together with the noodles and pack the dressing into a little container to pour on top when you are ready to serve.
This was everything stays nice and crisp.
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Toasted Sesame and Miso Noodle Salad
- 7 oz (roughly ½ lb) thin style asian noodles
- 2 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
- 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cucumber, thinly chopped
- 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup light and creamy miso toasted sesame dressing
- sesame seeds and chilli flakes to serve (optional)
- Cook noodles according to package instructions and set aside to cool.7 oz (roughly ½ lb) thin style asian noodles
- Add cooled noodles, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber and spring onions to a large bowl. Toss well to combine.2 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce,, 1 cup red cabbage,, 1 cup cucumber,, 3 spring onions,
- Add in the light and creamy miso and toasted sesame dressing and toss again, making sure the salad is coated well. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.1 cup light and creamy miso toasted sesame dressing, sesame seeds and chilli flakes to serve
samantha steven says
Excellent combination of flavours! thank you for coming up with it!
This is my kind of salad! I'm always looking for good noodle recipes and I love the contrast of textures here with the crunchy slaw. It must all come together so beautifully with that creamy miso dressing. Sounds like a refreshing dinner for a warm summer night!
We have enjoyed it on many a hot summers night, especially as it is so quick to put together, which is always handy as we always seem to be out and about until all hours during summer.
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons says
Such amazing flavors and textures! Yum!
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
I have a girlfriend whose claim to fame was her Asian Ramen Salad. I always thought hers was good, but yours looks amazing. It would be delicious with a side of grilled chicken for a weeknight dinner! I mean, how can you go wrong with ramen!!!
I know right, ramen has come a long way from the versions I used to have while at university 🙂
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says
My mother in law adds ramen noodles to an Asian salad she makes (uncooked- for a crunch), and that's pretty tasty, but this sounds DELICIOUS too! I love filling salads, and the dressing sounds like perfection. (And thanks for reminding me to not add it when I make the salad if I'm eating it later... that's a mistake I've made before!!!)
Oh it is so upsetting when you make that mistake and end up with soggy lettuce in your salad, a mistake I have made waaaay too often!