Here’s a fun salad that’s perfect for a quick meal on a hot summer night. A lime-tinged sesame dressing is tossed with ramen, spicy sausage, snow peas and carrots. A sprinkling of green onions and some peanuts add flavor and crunch.
The recipe calls for chopping the peanuts, but I didn’t so my youngest nut-hating son could more easily pick them out. :)
Sesame Sausage Ramen Salad
3 packages (3 ounces each) shrimp ramen noodles
6 cups hot water
1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
3/4 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing
6 sliced green onions, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups fresh snow peas, halved diagonally
1-1/2 cups julienned carrots
4 tablespoons chopped dry roasted peanuts, divided
1. Break ramen noodles into quarters and place in a large bowl. Reserve one seasoning packet and set others aside for another use. Cover noodles with hot water and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain well and return to bowl.
2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.
3. Mix salad dressing, 1/2 cup green onions, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and contents of reserved seasoning packet.
4. Add salad dressing mixture to the noodles. Toss with snow peas, carrots, 3 tablespoons peanuts and sausage. Sprinkle with the remaining green onions and peanuts.
Recipe from Simple & Delicious Magazine
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