Main Dishes

Cold Sesame Peanut Noodle Salad

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It’s rare when I find one meal that every single child and adult in our house loves, and this Cold Sesame Peanut Noodle Salad is one of those gems! It's the perfect make-ahead dish for a warm summer day!

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For the sauce
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic

For the Pasta
12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions and cooled to room temperature (or refrigerated)
9 ounces cooked oven-roasted chicken, chopped
1 small red bell pepper (or ½ of a large pepper), chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 scallions, chopped
½ cup grated carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ cup chopped peanuts
For the sauce, whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. For the salad, combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour sauce over top and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to...
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Nutritions

Calories
255

Sodium
580mg
24% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
12g
25% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
5g
23% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV