Asian Noodle Salad with Sesame & Peanut

I came across the event ‘In the Bag’ which gives you ingredients to innovate a whole new recipe.For this month’s event  mushroom,herbs and nuts were the suggested ingredients. I liked the entire concept and I quickly started gathering the ingredients……
Asian noodle salad can be made with various ingredients and they can be a healthy dinner after a long day’s work. I hope you like my version of the Asian Noodle Salad with Sesame & Peanut.

2 cups noodles (any kind, I used durum wheat noodles)
2 cups chopped mushrooms
2tsp crushed garlic
2tsp olive oil

for salad dressing
1tsp soya sauce
1tsp agave nectar or honey
1tsp red wine vinegar
1tsp olive oil
1tbs roasted and coarsely ground peanuts
1/2tsp pepper powder
1tsp chilli flakes (optional)
salt to taste

for garnish
1 cup basil leaves
4tsp roasted sesame seeds

Cook and drain the noodles. Allow it to cool. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed garlic. I let the garlic turn a bit brown and crisp because it gives a nice flavor to the salad. Add mushrooms and let it cook until soft. Allow the mushrooms to cool.
Once the mushrooms are cold, add the salad dressing and mix well. Garnish it with sesame seeds, basil and serve at room temperature or cold.

This is my submission to this month’s In the Bag hosted by Julia from A Slice of Cherrypie and Scott from Real Epicurean, to No Croutons Required – Noodles, hosted by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen, to SOS Kitchen Challenge hosted by Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs and Kim from Affairs of Living and to Souper Sundays hosted by Deb from Kahaki Kitchen.

4 Comments on “Asian Noodle Salad with Sesame & Peanut”

  1. Ricki says:

    Megha, what a fabulous recipe and a great adaptation! I love noodles in creamy sauces like this one, especially when they don't need to be heated. 🙂 Thanks so much for entering this in the SOS Kitchen Challenge this month! I do have one request, however: since the challenge is vegan, would you mind adding an alternative (such as agave nectar) for the honey? It would be much appreciated! 🙂

  2. Megha says:

    Thanks Ricki for the encouragement. I totally forgot about honey not being vegan…..I shall do the needful 🙂

  3. Ricki says:

    Thanks, Megha! Much appreciated. 😀

  4. Debinhawaii says:

    Your salad looks delicious–I love the combination of flavors and ingredients. I love noodles with nutty dressings–so good. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. 😉

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