Monday, August 16, 2010


Here's a "healthy noodle salad" I want to share with you.  This is a quick and easy salad my family enjoys.  My daughter shared this recipe in her elementary class during Healthy Week where students demonstrated how to make something healthy to eat. 


1.  Chop into bite size pieces raw vegetables such as:

1 summer squash
1 carrot
1/4 of a head red cabbage
1-2 broccolli heads (I par boiled mine for this posting to give it a nice dark green color)
Shelled Edamame
Colored sweet peppers

2.  Cook a package spaghetti noodles (about 500g) according to directions on packagage.  Drain, rinse and set aside.

3.  Make sauce.  Mix together:
1/2 cup low sodium tamari (found in the oriental section of the supermarket)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

4.  Put noodles in a large bowl:

5.  Add raw vegetables:

6.  Add sauce and toss.

7.  Serve and enjoy!

In the past, I've tossed this salad with grilled shrimp, chicken, salmon and/or tempah with great results.  The colors of the vegetables are amazing and makes it a big hit at potlucks and bbq picnics!  My daughter's class enjoyed this and asked for seconds!  Oh, don't forget to add, if you have on hand, freshly chopped parsely and green onion for garnish, it does makes a difference. 

Hope your family enjoys this as much as mine.  This can be made one day prior, just toss prior to serving.  Oh, one more thing, there were times I substituted the spaghetti noodles with others such as:  ramen, somen, and angel hair pasta and it was just as delish!  Get creative and try it with groumet organic flavored pastas, too! Yummy!


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