Spicy Vegan Dragon Noodle Salad Recipe, Isa Chandra Moskowitz


8 ounces pad thai rice noodles
1 cup cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
8 cups crisp salad greens
For the Peanut Dragon Dressing
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, or as needed
To garnish
fresh cilantro
4 tablespoons toasted or black sesame seeds

For the Peanut Dragon Dressing:  Place all of the ingredients in a small blender or food processor and blend until very smooth.

Keep tightly sealed and refrigerated until ready to use. It will keep for up to 5 days
For the noodle salad:

Prepare the noodles according to package directions. It’s very important not to overcook them! Often the package says to boil water, then turn it off and let the noodles steep for about 8 minutes. Set a timer to be safe.

Once soft, immediately drain and run cold water over them until cool.
In a very large mixing bowl, toss noodles, radishes and cucumber with most of the dressing, setting aside a little bit for drizzling.

Place a bed of greens on each plate and top with noodles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, top with a little cilantro, and serve.