Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This salad has a wonderful oriental flavor to it. My favorite spring and summer salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Salad

  • 1 (16 ounce) box marco polo noodles, cooked, drained and rinsed with cold water (Marco polo noodles found in oriental section, similar to spaghetti in appearance, but they are white)
  • 6 ounces fresh snow peas, julienned (save a few whole ones for garnish)
  • 3 -4 green onions, chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 ounces carrots, julienned
  • Dressing

  • 13 cup soy sauce
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon mongolian fire oil (find in oriental food section)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine


  1. Prepare noodles as package instructions and toss with other salad ingredients.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients and pour over salad and toss till well mixed.
  3. Let salad marinate in refer at least 2 hours.
  4. Lightly toss the salad a couple of times to redistribute salad dressing during marination.
  5. Garnish with reserved whole pea pods.


Most Helpful

OH, WOW! This is fantastic. I was not able to get the snow peas needed around here so had to substitute-used fresh spinach & for the texture that was missing I added just a few water chestnuts. Next time I go way north I'll get the snowpeas. But honestly the flavor of the dressing is wonderful. And the whole thing is so easy to assemble.

Iron Bloomers May 02, 2002

Ahhhhh! I made this for lunch today and it really hit the spot. I love the flavor of sesame oil!!! The salad dressing is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing, Doolittle57. I am so glad to have found this recipe.

Merlot July 03, 2003

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