Thai Beef Noodle Salad
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 25mins
- 1⁄2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 12 ounces spaghetti, uncooked
- 1 cup broccoli floret
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup red pepper, julienned
- 1 cup zucchini, julienned
- 1⁄2 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 1 lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, cooked and cut into thin strips
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
- For dressing, combine the first 10 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended.
- Cook spaghetti; drain and place in a large bowl.
- Add the broccoli, peas, red pepper, zucchini, celery and cooked beef. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Just before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
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This is so delicious! And easy to make. I made it almost as written, and it's got a little kick so depending on the level of heat you like you might want to cut down on the cayenne. I also find sesame oil a bit overwhelming so I halved the amount. I made it with whole wheat linguine. Not only is this delicious, it's perfect for next day (and the next). It gets better with time. It's perfect for taking to work for lunch. I just kept adding ingredients as needed to the base of the salad (over the next couple of days--kept great in the fridge). This would also be great for a potluck and (although I didn't try) good with chicken or tofu.
This is just too delicious for words, but I'll try! ;-) The recipe looks like it has a lot of ingredients, but most of them just get plopped in the food processor for the dressing. I bought a piece of the most beautiful meat I've seen in the supermarket in a long time and prepared that for the steak strips. I didn't use spaghetti but something supposed to be Thai stir-fry noodles, which cooked up very quickly, even though they were a bit broad. No snow peas so I just used more of the other veggies. And I SMOTHERED the whole thing in sesame seeds. I'd like to try this also with chicken breast. Thanks for posting!