Asian Noodles with Tofu

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Serves: 4
Description: 
Distinctive sesame flavors blend seamlessly with vegetables, tofu, and buckwheat noodles to create an Asian-inspired dish that will inspire healthy eating for everyone.
Ingredients: 
8 ounces buckwheat noodles
8 ounces Asian-inspired marinated tofu, such as sesame-ginger flavor
1/2 cup grated or thinly sliced carrot
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced or chopped almonds, roasted
1/3 cup diced scallions, cut on the bias or diagonal
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
3/4 cup prepared Asian-inspired salad dressing, or 1 recipe homemade sesame dressing (recipe below)
Sesame Dressing:
 1/4 cup blended sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon grated red pepper flakes
Preparation: 

Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a pot, and add noodles. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or as package instructions advise. Drain, cool, and place in a large salad bowl. Cut tofu into small cubes or triangles and place in bowl, along with carrot, red pepper, almonds, scallions and cilantro. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently but thoroughly. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.||Sesame Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients until smooth and blended.

Nutritional Info: 

Calories 443; Fat 20 g; Sat Fat 2.5 g; Mono Fat 9.1 g; Poly Fat 7.5 g ; Protein 15 g; Carb 51 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 493 mg; Calcium 78 mg; Potassium 439 mg; Vitamin E 4.3 mg*;

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