Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

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When you live in South Florida, you don’t have to wait for spring to celebrate outdoors. You can picnic at parks and party in your backyard year-round. And no outdoor party is complete without delicious food. This Spicy Asian Noodle Salad pairs perfectly with a refreshing beverage for an awesome day outdoors with family and friends. This recipe is kicked up with Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce. Frank’s RedHot Buffalo is perfect for summer dishes, too. Check out their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe and visit their site for inspiration.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces linguini
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1 t freshly-grated ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 T sesame seeds

Directions:

Begin by boiling your pasta and prepping your vegetables. This recipe is really open to your favorite vegetables. You can add red onions, scallions, cabbage, and herbs like cilantro or parsley. I believe we eat with our eyes first, so I picked brightly-colored vegetables to make my noodle salad inviting. I cut all the vegetables to about the same size so you get a good crunch with each bite.

For the pasta, I chose linguini because I thought it was the perfect bite, but you can do spaghetti, angel hair, fettuccine – whatever pasta you like! If you want to go gluten-free, you can try this with rice noodles as well. Cook the pasta until it is al dente, and allow it to cool to room temperature. The great thing about this salad is that none of the ingredients are perishable, so it can be enjoyed for hours at your picnic.

In our home, the hotter, the better. We love spicy foods. In fact, while visiting both Charleston on last year’s summer road trip and New Orleans during our winter road trip, we signed up to try the hottest hot sauces in the world {they actually have you sign a contract before sampling} and we survived! The Frank’s RedHot sauces are great because of the variety of flavors. Frank’s RedHot Original is the most versatile sauce that can be used for a wide variety of dish types, but to add heat to this Spicy Asian Noodle Salad, I added Frank’s RedHot Chili sauce. Gather your sauce ingredients – peanut butter, Frank’s RedHot Sweet chili Sauce, vegetable oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, minced garlic – and blend them until smooth. If the sauce seems too thick, you can always add a splash of water to thin it down.

Now here’s the easy part. In a large bowl, combine your freshly-sliced vegetables, peanut sauce, and cooled pasta. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Then just toss and serve immediately. This is a great dish for your summer entertaining! I suggest placing the Frank’s HotSauces alongside your dish so that your guests can add a little extra heat if they’d like.

Frank’s RedHot is the perfect combination of flavor & heat. After you try it once, you will be saying “I Put That $#!+ On Everything!” Head to your favorite retailer to purchase Frank’s RedHot and pick up your pasta and fresh vegetables to make this Spicy Asian Noodle Salad for your next summer gathering outdoors.

What’s your favorite summer dish for entertaining?

About Richard Wells

Richard Wells is an English teacher, husband, and father of two young children who lives in South Florida.
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One Response to Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

  1. Linda says:

    I’d definitely try this recipe! Looks delicious! #client

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