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Some Big News (and a Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions & Miso Dressing)

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NOT PREGGO.

REPEAT: NOT PREGGO.

But, the big news is that I’m going to start culinary school this Fall.

I was talking to my best friend, Elisa today. She said something like “haven’t you wanted to do that since you were 7?”

And the answer is, yes I have.

So maybe I’ll actually start to know what I’m doing with this whole cooking thing!


 

Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso Dressing

Ingredients:

For Dressing (from a NYTimes recipe):

  • 1 rounded tablespoon white or yellow miso
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar, or 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced or put through a press
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt

Yields 2/3 cup

(Combine the miso and vinegar (or vinegar and lime juice) in a small bowl and whisk together. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until amalgamated. You can also mix this in a blender.)

For Salad:

  • 1 cup cooked Somen noodles, rinsed and cooled (use whatever Asian-like noodles you want)
  • 1 carrot, rinsed and peeled into strips using a veggie peeler (see pictures)
  • 1 cup seeded and partially peeled English cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 4 green onions, rinsed and dried
  • Sesame seeds (I didn’t have any for the picture, way to go Mary)

Directions:

  1. Grill green onions by heating a cast iron on high for 5 mins or so (it should be really hot) and placing green onions on pan  for 30 seconds with another heavy pan on top. Turn over onions and repeat for another 30 seconds.
  2. Separate onions into strands, and cool.
  3. Assemble salad with carrots on the bottom, followed by noodles, cucumbers, avos and green onions,
  4. Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and 2-3 Tbsp Miso Dressing.

Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso DressingNoodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso DressingNoodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso Dressing
Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso Dressing
Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions and Miso Dressing

 

 

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Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

8 thoughts on “Some Big News (and a Noodle Salad with Grilled Green Onions & Miso Dressing)

  1. That is so GREAT!!! You’ll love going to school every day!!!

  2. LOVE THE BIG NEWS! Also, I’m glad you’re not preggo yet!
    Excited to try this delicious new recipe ❤

  3. how exciting! you obviously have a knack for it and are going into it well ahead of the game skill-wise. 🙂

  4. I am really proud of you. “Preggo” wouldn’t be so bad either. xoxo

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