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Savory Asian Noodle and Walnut Salad
Authored By:  Walnut Marketing Board
Ginger, cilantro, onions....so much flavor!
Diet Types: Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup prepared fat free Asian style salad dressing, plus 3 tablespoons
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
  • 3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned or grated
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 4 cups mixed Asian greens, i.e.: mizuna, tat soi, red mustard, napa cabbage and cilantro for garnish
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
    Instructions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a sheet pan and toast until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. cool. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add vermicelli rice noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain well, cool slightly, and toss with 1/2 cup dressing. Chill noodles.

    Toss chilled rice noodles with 1/2 of the walnuts, bell pepper, green onions, cucumber, bean sprouts, carrot, cilantro, and ginger. Wash butter lettuce and divide between 4 plates. Toss Asian greens with remaining tablespoon of dressing and arrange in butter lettuce cups. Place rice noodles next to greens. Sprinkle remaining walnuts over all. Garnish with cilantro leaves.


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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1
    Servings per Recipe: 4
    Amount Per Serving 
    Calories 293
    Calories from Fat 98
     % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g17%
      Saturated Fat 1g6%
      Mono Fat 1g 
    Cholesterol 1mg0%
    Sodium 632mg26%
    Total Carbs 44g15%
      Dietary Fiber 7g28%
      Sugars 3g 
    Protein 7g 
    Iron13%
    Calcium14%
    Vitamin B-630%
    Vitamin C101%
    Vitamin E6%
    Vitamin A88%
    Selenium11%
    Manganese55%
    Copper20%
    Zinc9%
    Potassium22%
    Phosphorus25%
    Magnesium17%
    Pantothenic acid7%
    Niacin7%
    Riboflavin12%
    Thiamin13%
    Folate38%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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