21 August 2012

Sesame Noodle Salad

There is no denying the comfort of noodles!  Every culture makes noodles of some sort.
Life around here has been a bit uncomfortable with changes.  I needed a new laptop, but can't stand the fact that it's different and I can't find all my "stuff".  Uncomfortable.  Two of our daughters are moving, uncomfortable in SO many ways.  Been trying on new jeans...uncomfortable.

So I decided to make one of my favorite comforting salads.  I've shared one bowl, but the others I put away in no time flat.  I needed the carbs!  So easy and quick, I always have the ingredients on hand and I'm sure you do too!  I also love the fact that it's ready to serve immediately, none of that waiting for the flavors to merry business!


3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, grated
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro
2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds (a combination of black and white seeds looks great too)
1/2 cup Fresh Green Onions, finely chopped
2 "sleeves" of Udon Noodles

Cook Udon noodles according to directions.  (Drop into boiling water and cook 4 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water)

In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the noodles and whisk lightly to emulsify.  Add cooked noodles and stir gently until thoroughly coated.  Get ready to be comforted!!

Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.  This salad is wonderful served room temperature or cold!

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