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Cold Glass Noodle Salad in Creamy Peanut Butter Dressing

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Lital Reuven – @lital_foodiary
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Crave-worthy cold glass noodle salad in a rich peanut butter dressing. Irresistible flavors, delightful crunch. Indulge now!
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings: 1

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 2 radishes, cut into thin strips
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • Peel from 1 cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ orange bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • cup glass noodles

Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small piece ginger, grated
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini
  • 3 drops toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • A pinch of coarse salt

Toppings:

  • cup chopped peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon black sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Soak the glass noodles in a bowl with boiling water, enough to cover them, for 5 minutes. Drain the water, rinse the noodles, and let them cool while you prepare the vegetables for the salad.
  • Place all the vegetables in a bowl, drain the noodles again, and add them to the bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad (you can add just ¾ of it if you don’t like a lot of dressing) and gently mix everything together, preferably using your hands. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and some black sesame seeds on top, and enjoy!

MY NOTES

Glass Noodle Salad recipe
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Is glass noodle salad served hot or cold?

Glass noodle salad can be served both hot and cold, depending on the recipe and personal preference. The glass noodles have a neutral flavor and a delicate texture that works well in various dishes. In some Asian cuisines, such as in Thai or Vietnamese cuisine, glass noodles are commonly used in cold salads or spring rolls, where they are soaked in cold water and used without cooking. However, they can also be used in hot dishes like stir-fries or soups, where they are typically cooked briefly in boiling water before being added to the dish.

Glass Noodle Salad recipe
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Are glass noodles healthier than rice?

Glass noodles and rice differ in terms of their nutritional composition. Glass noodles, typically made from mung bean or other starches, are low in fat and cholesterol, providing carbohydrates and some minerals. Rice, on the other hand, comes in various types, with brown and wild rice being more nutritious due to higher fiber, vitamins, and minerals compared to refined white rice.

Glass Noodle Salad recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

Are glass noodles easy to digest?

Glass noodles are generally considered easy to digest. They are made from starches like mung bean or sweet potato starch, which are typically well-tolerated by most people. The texture of glass noodles is soft and delicate, making them easy to chew and digest. Additionally, they are gluten-free, which can be beneficial for individuals with gluten sensitivities or intolerances.

Glass Noodle Salad recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

How long can a cold glass noodle salad be stored?

This glass noodles salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, it’s important to note that the quality and texture of the salad deteriorates over time. The noodles can become softer and absorb more dressing, potentially resulting in a slightly mushy texture. To maintain the best quality, it’s recommended to store the dressing separately and combine it with the salad just before serving. Additionally, ensure the salad is stored in an airtight container to prevent any cross-contamination or loss of freshness.

Glass Noodle Salad recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

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