Big squishy noodles, I was craving big squishy, satisfying noodles and a use for my Hard Cider Sesame Dressing. It was a good choice. I had a hard time deciding on a noodle but udon was the most available fresh noodle at the store. Fresh noodles have a completely different texture than dried noodles when cooked. They turn out much more tender and fat.
I boiled the noodles according to the directions, using the seasoning packet. Noodles have more flavor when cooked in broth. I was hungry so I didn’t let the noodles cool but combined them with the veg immediately. I liked the way it slightly wilted the greens. Cold noodles are good to though.
Udon Noodle Salad with Hard Cider Sesame Dressing
3-4 mushrooms, chopped
1-2 handfuls snow peas (about 1/5 pound), torn into pieces
4-5 cups torn Swiss chard or spinach
½ cup chopped basil
¼ cup chopped chives (can substitute green onions)
½ cup shredded carrot
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
7.36 oz. fresh udon noodles
¼ cup Hard Cider Sesame Dressing
Cook the noodles according to package directions.
Combine all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss. Enjoy!