Friday, June 8, 2007

Suggested by Heather - Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Mint

Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Mint
Cooking Light, APRIL 2006


1 (7-ounce) package uncooked vermicelli
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound cooked shrimp, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
Lime wedges (optional)


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Combine lime juice and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl, stirring to combine.

Combine pasta and shrimp in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with onions. Serve immediately with lime wedges, if desired.


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 334(12% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 0.5g,mono 0.9g,poly 1g); PROTEIN 31.6g; CHOLESTEROL 223mg; CALCIUM 43mg; SODIUM 672mg; FIBER 1.8g; IRON 5.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 43.4g

**NOTES** This is very fresh & summery. It doesn't really feel like a full meal. I made a few of subs... whole wheat spaghetti for vermicelli, brown sugar for honey, and 1 tsp dark sesame oil and 1 tsp chile sesame oil for the 2tsp dark (next time I'll just use 2 tsp chile).

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