This Glass Noodles Salad is a simple dish that doubles as a great lunch box filler too. Keep it vegetarian, or serve it alongside your favorite stir fried meat.
My very first job was a hostess position at a Chinese restaurant. I seated patrons, took to-go orders, packaged them up, and whenever possible ate EVERYTHING on the menu. This particular restaurant’s food was healthy and light, unusual for Americanized Chinese fare - and perfect for my pallet. I became addicted.
I am sad to report—25 years later—that my family does not share my addiction. It is a rare occasion these days that I get the opportunity to indulge in my culinary obsession and go to my still-serving, and very popular, high school first Chinese food love.
So instead, I cook foods full of Asian flavors and ingredients for my baby and me when the hubby and big kid are out! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
This Asian inspired, gluten free Glass Noodles recipe is also dairy free. It uses frozen vegetables to make life easy for those moms out there who need to use up the “rest of that bag that’s been in the freezer forever!” We all know how that goes!
It’s great as a side with some sautéed beef or chicken, or toss it in your lunchbox (and the kid’s) for a filling and vegetarian lunch that keeps the sandwich blues at bay.
Looking for more great salads with Asian flare? Don’t miss Emily's Edamame Salad Recipe!