Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck shares tasty noodle recipes.
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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto with Oodles of Zoodles
- 6 Whole Large Sun Dried Tomatoes (about 12 halves)
- 1 Pkg Fresh Basil
- 1 Cup Grated Parmesan
- 3 TB Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ – ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tsp Sea Salt, plus more to taste
- 1 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Pasta Salad with an Asian-Inspired Twist
- 16 oz Whole Wheat Linguine, (or your favorite Asian Pasta shape) Cooked, Rinsed, and Cooled
- 4 - 6 Cups Thinly Sliced Purple Cabbage or Napa Cabbage
(or combination of the two)
- 1 Large Red, Yellow or Orange Pepper, Finely Chopped
- ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro
- ½ Cup Water Chestnuts
- ½ Cup Green Onions, Sliced
- 1 Cup Toasted Chopped Cashews
- ¼ Cup Sesame Seeds
- **Sesame Ginger Dressing
Combine the noodles, cabbages, pepper, cilantro, water chestnuts, and scallions in a large salad bowl. Beginning with half of the dressing, toss the salad, adding more dressing as desired. Top the salad with the cashews and sesame seeds.
**Sesame Ginger Dressing
- 1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar – unseasoned
- 3 TB Brown Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Canola or Grapeseed Oil
- ¼ Cup Light Soy Sauce, Tamari or Braggs Amino
- 2 TB Toasted Sesame Oil
- 3 TB Fresh Ginger, Grated
- 2 Tsp Garlic, Grated
- 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
Add the ingredients to a jar and shake to combine.
**If you’d like to make this salad in a more authentic Asian style, try using any kind of thin noodles from the international aisle. Udon or fresh Chinese noodles are a great substitution, or if you’re looking to make the salad gluten-free, you can use rice noodles.
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The flagship white grape and the most planted! Entry-level wines are under $20, always dry, light-bodied and bright, peppery fresh with lots of apple and citrus notes. More available now than in the past, you can find it in your local wine shop – or even some large grocery stores!