Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Asian style Broccoli and Crispy noodle salad

This recipe was specially developed for a dear childhood friend of mine who requested me for salad recipes containing brocolli .While I have had salads which contain raw broccoli I prefer steaming or sauteing them lightly still retaining the crunch before adding them to salads as they are easier to digest when cooked down especially for kids.You can use raw broccoli if you prefer it that way .

Veggies should be lightly sauteed,they should be crisp and bright colored.
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup Asian mixed vegetables(baby corn,red peppers,mushrooms,waterchestnuts ,carrots and sugar snap peas)
1 bunch of organic Heart of Romaine lettuce (Hearts of Romaine lettuce are just the tender crispy leaves that are enclosed within the outer greener mature ones.The outer ones are discarded.This is how they are sold )
3 tbsp sweet chili ginger  sauce ( I like Ginger People brand)
Romaine Hearts,Sesame oil,sweet chili ginger sauce,red wine vinegar,soy sauce
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/2  tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Siricha sauce (hot chili sauce)
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp chili lime seasoning
1 cup La Choy crispy noodles (you can alternately fry rice noodles to a golden brown and add)
10 Vegetable spring rolls crisp fried (I have used store bought here)

Heat sesame oil in a wok . Add the broccoli florets  , Asian stir fry veggies ,soy sauce ,vinegar and  chili lime seasoning and saute for 5  mins .They should be crispy and bright colored.Let cool
Cut up the Romaine lettuce .Add the sauted Asian veggies ,sweet chili ginger sauce,Siricha sauce ,toasted sesame seeds and toss well. Just before serving add the crispy fried noodles and vegetable spring rolls.If you add them earlier they'll get soggy.Serve with extra ginger chili sauce as a dressing if desired.


  1. Wow! yummy..

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  2. wow........this surely looks yumm........

  3. have not tried something like this..looks delicious.

  4. would love to have this crispy noodle salad...yummy !!!
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. salad looks very yummy.nice and filling one

  6. Looks awesome! I also do lots of stir fried veggies and seafood salad quite often. I usually make spring rolls along with them too :)

  7. Looks healthy and delicious. Kids will surely love it !! Good one Ragini..

  8. Thanks so much dearest. Am making it tom
    Only thing is sweet chilli ginger sauce will have to look for.. we get everything but in case not.. then will take ginger paste and mix chilli and sugar..will let you know
    Thanks for doing this

  9. Thanks all for the lovely comments !!

    @ Godspeed -thank you so much for your lovely comment .You can use any Asian sweet chili sauce or even sweet chili garlic sauce.However adding fresh grated ginger ,chili and sugar mix might make it too pungent since it's a salad unless you are making a sweet chili garlic or ginger sauce with vinegar and then adding a spoonful of it it .


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