Asian Noodle Salad
When you are craving something refreshing, cold noodles make for an ideal base for a just-filling-enough lunch. The trick here is to keep the noodles very cold, so make sure to put your creation into the fridge as soon as you arrive at the office so your lunch doesn’t become one gloppy mess.
1. Start with a noodle base – Japanese soba, Korean dangmyeon or Chinese rice noodle, it’s entirely up to you.
2. Add an Asian twist: try crab meat, seaweed, edamame or fermented veggies such as kimchi.
3. Finish with a peanut, sesame or miso dressing. Toss to coat.
Try mixing olive oil with a dash of vinegar and chopped fresh herbs to create your own dressing. You can also swap crab out for shrimp, add slivers of carrots, shred up some cold chicken breast to tide you over until dinner, or add avocado for additional creaminess and nutrients. Top with toasted sesame seeds as a finale.
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