Today, I will share a delightful one dish meal using udon noodles and vegetables. It is full of color, nutrition, and flavors in one dish. Try this quick and delicious dish for your busy daily life.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- PokSeol (폭설) = Snow Storm
- PokU (폭우) = Heavy Rain
- 2 Blocks Udon Noodles
- 4 Cups Green Leafy Mix
- 1 Avocado
- 12 Cherry Tomatoes
- ¼ Cup Blueberries
- ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts
Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1½ Tbsp Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
- ½ Tbsp Soy Sauce
- ½ Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
- 1 tsp Wasabi
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
First, let’s make a delicious oriental salad dressing. Add 1½ Tbsp, 2 Tbsp olive oil, ½ Tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp lemon juice, ½ Tbsp sesame oil, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp wasabi, 1 tsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp sesame seeds into a small glass jar. You can adjust the amount of wasabi or even skip it according to your tastes.
Mix everything until the sugar and wasabi dissolves. Chill it in the refrigerator while you are preparing the other ingredients. You can even make the dressing a day beforehand.
Now, let’s move onto the main ingredients. We need 2 blocks of udon noodles for this recipe.
Add the frozen noodles in the boiling water and bring it back to a boil.
Once it starts to boil again, cook for 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.
I drained out the hot water with a strainer. Put the cooked noodles into ice water. Wash off some of the starch from the noodles in this step. This way, your noodles will have a better texture for a nice and chewy noodle salad. Drain again.
Season the cooked noodles with about 3 Tbsp of dressings we made earlier. Set them aside while preparing the vegetable ingredients.
Prepare about 4 cups of leafy green mix. Tear the pieces into bite-sized pieces with your hands.
I also like to add ¼ cup of washed blueberries and ¼ cup worth of chopped walnuts into this salad.
I will also add 1 avocado and about 12 cherry tomatoes. To peel and cut the avocado, try this method. Cut all the way through the middle of an avocado. Twist each half in a different direction like this to open it. It will easily come apart. To remove the seed, tap the seed with a knife blade then twist it like this to take out the seed. Put a spoon between the avocado shell and
flesh then move the spoon around. Now that the avocado skin was removed, chop the avocado into half-inch cubes. Finally, cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
This recipe makes about 2 servings, but from this point forward, I will be making a single serving, so I will be using half of the ingredients. In a big serving bowl, put 2 cups of green leafy mix. Then, make some space in the center for the noodles. Put half of the seasoned noodles in the center of the bowl. Sprinkle avocado, tomatoes, blueberries, and nuts on the green leafy
Drizzle the salad dressing over everything.
For the final touch, sprinkle some black sesame seeds over the noodles one more time and it’s ready to serve.
After you eat this meal, you will feel satisfied and full. If you double or triple the recipe, this can be a great party food too. Everybody will be amazed with this beautiful and delicious salad.