Spicy Noodle Salad With Vegetables

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

You can use a variety of vegetables in this salad, chosing those that marry well with the Oriental style dressing. It's a great side dish for your favorite grilled meat. Or add some grilled shrimp or chicken for a main dish salad. I like to use Japanese Soba noodles or rice noodles in place of the spaghetti for a change.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, 3 tablespoons oil, sugar, ginger garlic and cayenne pepper into a small bowl, whisking until combined. Cover and let stand 2 hours.
  2. Cook noodles according the the instructions on the package, draining well and tossing with 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Combine all vegetables with cooked noodles.
  4. Toss with the reserved dressing.
  5. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and optional cilantro.
  6. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

very good food!!! i added a tsp. chili flakes was excellent.. thanks alot for posting this recipe!!

Tiippo iippo December 30, 2007

Very good spicy noodle salad which we enjoyed. We used the sesame oil option and next time I will use more of a mix of olive oil and sesame seed oil - as the sesame flavor was very pronounced. I am having the leftover salad mixed with tuna for a delicious lunch. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ June 13, 2005

I really enjoyed this. I used a mixture of the olive and sesame oils. I only had red peppers and green onions as the vegetables and used whole wheat pasta. I love cilantro and it was great in this salad. I made it early in the day and had it for supper that night. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada June 08, 2005