Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sesame Noodles with Kale

Kale seems to be all the rage right now, so I decided to try it out.  Kale is a form of cabbage and is apparently one of the healthiest vegetables in the world!  I'll go for that!  It's about time I mix things up in the veggie department anyway.  

I found this recipe on another blog called The Vegan Diet.  It looks like she got it from "Vegetarian Times."  No matter where it's from, here is my version of it, and it turned out to be amazing.  

I used:
9.5 ounce package of Japanese Udon noodles
3 hefty stalks of kale, washed thoroughly and chopped
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

I did this:
Boiled the noodles and kale together in the same pot for five minutes.
Mixed noodles and kale with rest of ingredients in a big mixing bowl
Served with an Asian cucumber salad and avocados  

I heard this from the husband:
"This is the best Asian dish you've ever made!"
It seriously was really, really good.  It wasn't heavy like stir-fry can be, and it was very flavorful with just the perfect amount of spiciness.  As you can see, we did add a little extra spice with Sriracha.  The kale added a nice cabbagey touch to the noodles.  Since it was so easy to make, I almost couldn't believe how tasty it was!  

As for the Asian Cucumber Salad, it was super simple to make.  I found this on and followed it exactly.
  • 3/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1. Stir together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cucumbers, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Add sesame seeds, and toss; serve immediately.

It's just all so yummy and delicious...

1 comment:

  1. I love kale! I'm totally using this recipe with 100% buckwheat soba noodles to make it gluten free. :) Thanks for the inspiration!