Sweet and Spicy Tropical Noodle Salad w/ Coconut Curry Dressing


Noodles! I love them and nothing beats a super easy chilled salad packed with flavors that make your mouth water. I love adding hints of sweet and spicy together so here's a ridiculously easy chilled noodle salad that is perfect for serving dinner guests and also travels well to all those summer get together's with friends. What I especially love about this recipe is you can make it a day ahead and the flavors marinate.




So, Thanks to JSL FOODS I had both hands in the air when I was asked to participate in this years Fortune Asian Noodle Blogger Recipe Challenge! I chose the Coconut Curry Noodles to create a chilled noodle salad. It's got sweet mango and crisp veggies along with a cool creamy dressing.
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SWEET AND SPICY TROPICAL NOODLE SALAD W/ COCONUT CURRY DRESSING

Ingredients:

2 packages FORTUNE COCONUT CURRY RICE NOODLES (reserve seasoning packets for dressing)

2 carrots, shaved

1 mango. diced

1 cup purple cabbage, shredded

1 red pepper, sliced into strips

1 bunch scallions, sliced

2 jalapeno's, minced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup sliced almonds *reserved for topping*

1/2 cup toasted coconut *reserved for topping*


SWEET AND SPICY COCONUT CURRY DRESSING

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon honey

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 packets FORTUNE COCONUT CURRY seasoning, reserved from noodles.


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cook both packages of noodles in microwave according to package directions.
2. Drain any excess liquid.
3. In large bowl add noodles. Then toss in all  ingredients.
4. Wisk together dressing ingredients until combined well.
5. Toss dressing with noodle salad and chill.
6. Top with almonds and toasted coconut before serving.

Serves: 4-6 people

Red, White and Blue Strawberries


Hello y'all! Well, since the 4th of July is right around the corner and I'm always feeling patriotic I wanted to share a super quick treat with you. These Red, White and Blue Strawberries are absolutely perfect to serve at your July 4th cookout and the kid's can easily get involved since they're so easy and fun to make!



      What you need:
      Strawberries
      Almond Bark (or) White Melting Chocolate
      Blue Sugar
      Microwave safe glass bowl
      Clean, dry metal spoon (for stirring)
      Paper towels
      Parchment Paper


    Instructions:

    Wash and dry the strawberries.
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one. When the chocolate is smooth it is ready for dipping.
  2. Dip the strawberries about half way up in the white chocolate then dip the tips in blue sugar. Place the finished strawberries on a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Serve when dry.



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