It’s a salad with noodles.
It’s noodles with a salad?
Does this qualify as a salad?
I say YES!
I stumbled across this recipe one day as I was watching The Pioneer Woman, by Ree Drummond. I just lover her. She seems so sweet, down-to-earth, has a cattle ranch, and makes delicious recipes! On this particular show, she was whipping up some sesame noodles and I immediately had to make them. My mouth was watering!
This girl knows her flavors. She also loves butter. While I’m not trying to double down on my butter at the moment, I do respect her need for butter.
I made a few healthy swatches and made these sesame noodles for lunch. Let me just say…
I LOVE IT. MY HUSBAND LOVES IT. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
What Ree (very rudely) failed to inform me about this dish is that it is extremely addicting! You know, those meals that you want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
To make, boil your favorite noodles. Look for a healthier alternative, one made with rice, beans, quinoa or buckwheat. Try to avoid the over-processed wheat noodles. There are many other great options out there! Just make sure to read the ingredient list for added fillers that you don’t want in your noodles!
If you want to add meat like I did, cook that now also. While your noodles and meats are cooking, mix your sauce ingredients.
Ree’s version was actually vegetarian. Try without meat, or add some ground beef in like I did, I had to have some added protein! My personal trainer hubby would be proud. 🙂
Once finished, top your warm noodles with the sauce, arugula and maybe some added protein. Simple as that!
Hope you enjoy and thank Ree!Print