This colorful main course salad is elegant enough to serve for company but my husband and I love it so much, we sometimes have it for dinner several times in the same week! Once you try it you’ll know why we’re a little obsessed with this Asian style noodle salad. It’s packed with flavor, chock full of nutritious skinny ingredients and extremely filling. One Thai-riffic salad has 371 calories and 14 grams of fat and 10 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. The fat content is mostly coming form the peanut butter, which is a healthy fat. Just serve with a glass of wine or ice tea and that’s all you’ll need to be amazingly satisfied.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Ingredients for Peanut Dressing
½ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter (unsalted, natural preferred)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced ginger, from a jar or fresh
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper (dried red pepper)
Ingredients For Salad
1 (9oz) package refrigerated Nasoya Chinese noodles
6 cups romaine lettuce
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups bean sprouts
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped or shredded
1 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips
½ cup chopped scallions
1. To make the Peanut Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Cook Nasoya Chinese noodles according to package directions.
3. On each plate, divide and layer the lettuce, cabbage, sprouts, chicken and red bell pepper. Divide the warm noodles on top of the salads. Drizzle the cold dressing on top of each salad.
4. Sprinkle each salad with some scallions.
Makes 4 main course salads
Nasoya Chinese noodles are fresh, all natural and cook fast. They work great in many Asian style recipes such as Lo Mein and noodle soups.
Peanut butter has unsaturated fat which can help to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s a rich source of protein, fiber, folate and niacin.
A cup of cabbage has only 33 calories yet packed with vitamins and an excellent source of fiber. This Thai salad contains 7 grams of fiber for each serving.
Sprouts are a good alternative protein for vegetarians. They’re full of antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals.
You’ll normally find Nasoya Chinese noodles in the refrigerated produce section where tofu is sold in most supermarkets and natural markets.
Ginger (in a jar) is available in the produce section where garlic (in a jar) is sold.
To make this salad vegetarian, substitute chicken for cooked and diced tofu or chopped peanuts.
Weight Watchers (old points) 8
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 10
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad
371 calories, 14g fat, 24g protein, 44g carbs, 7g fiber, 761mg sodium, 17g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for Houston’s Restaurant Thai Noodle Steak Salad
508 calories, 34g fat, 40g protein, 47g carbs, 3g fiber, 1410mg sodium, 37g sugar