Saturday, March 6, 2010

Use Your Noodle Salad

Use Your Noodle Salad (taken from Kids Healthy Cooking)
1 cup torn cos lettuce
12 snow peas, trimmed and chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber
2 tbsp grated carrot
1 tbsp bacon bits
1 tbsp ranch dressing
1/4 cup dry chow mein noodles

Put the first 5 ingredients into a bowl. Drizzle with the dressing. Toss until coated.
Sprinkle with the noodles. Serves one.

I played a little fast and loose with quantities on this one. I managed to get one of those 'salad packs' marked down, a Caesar one, so I had bacon and cos, and I threw the lot in without measuring. I used a whole lebanese cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise, and then thinly sliced on the diagonal. I skipped the carrot, because we aren't very big on grated carrot, but I did add a punnet of golden grape tomatoes, halved, so we still got that splash of orange.

I did use only 12 snow peas. I had more, since I was making a big bowl for 5, but the balance of snow peas to everything else seemed good after the 12 were added, so I didn't chop up any more ;) I don't follow recipes very often with making salads. I just add the ingredients until it looks like there is enough of each thing. So I have no idea how much ranch dressing I used. Probably more than called for. I like ranch dressing.

This was an entry for
The Cookbook Challenge: Week 16 - Noodles.

Don't forget to get messy with your young 'uns for Kids In The Kitchen, training our next generation of food bloggers! ;)

1 comments: said...

Love the title of this dish..very cute.