Cold Asian Noodles Recipe with Smoked Salmon

This hearty Asian noodle salad can easily feed two for dinner.

From "The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book"
May/June 2015

  • Add variety to this delicious Asian noodle recipe by serving it with chicken or a different mixture of vegetables.
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Yield: 2 servings

My family loves this hearty salad for dinner. It can feed two as a main course; if you’re feeding more, double the recipe.

Cold Asian Noodles Recipe with Smoked Salmon


• 8 ounces rice noodles
• 3 to 4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
• 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
• 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
• 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into strips
• 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
• 4 ounces smoked salmon, sliced (try to get salmon with no nitrites, preservatives or added colors)
• 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions, or bring a pot of water to a boil, add noodles, turn off burner, and let them cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Whisk together teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. When noodles are finished, rinse them with cold water and toss with the dressing.

3. In a large serving bowl, combine noodles with cucumber, yellow pepper and salmon. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve chilled. Serves 2

Substitutions: Try cooked chicken instead of salmon, and radishes or carrots in place of yellow pepper.

Healthy Tidbit: Salmon is a wonderful source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which makes it ideal for the anti-inflammatory diet. Wild-caught salmon offers the highest content of essential fatty acids.

Find more recipes and learn managing inflammation in Prevent Illness with the Anti-Inflammatory Diet.

Adapted from The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies—and More by Jessica K. Black. Black’s book contains 125 delicious recipes, plus research supporting her recommended dietary choices.