Saturday, May 9, 2015


There is a restaurant in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas called China Poblano. They offer a fusion of Asian and Mexican food, and it is quite delicious. They do have a vegetarian menu that can easily be adapted to vegan, and one of those dishes is a noodle salad with sesame dressing. I actually crave this salad from time to time as it is so yummy! This week, as I was longing for it, I decided I should give it a go and make my own inspired version.  Obviously it didn't taste exactly the same, but it was really enjoyable.

My baby shower is coming up, and a friend of mine is hosting.  But loving to cook, I still want to prepare some of the dishes.  I think this salad will be perfect to offer as it is light and busting with flavor. Plus it is quick and easy to make... Bonus!!! :) 
I am still working on a little menu for the occasion. I am thinking of using recipes from my blog so that I can share it all with you.  It is coming up in two weeks so I definitely need to get on it soon!



For the salad:

  • 8 oz dried brown rice glass noodles
  • 1 small red onion, cut in half, then sliced very thin into a julienne
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced very thin into a julienne
  • 2 carrots, sliced very thin into a julienne
  • 1 small baby bok choy, sliced very thin into a chiffonade
  • 2 collard green leaves, sliced very thin into a chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup of sesame seeds
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of tamari sauce
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 3 teaspoons of miso
  • 3 dates, pitted and chopped  (if they are hard, soften by soaking them in warm water for 30 minute prior using) 
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh ginger, chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the noodles in hot water following the manufacturer's instructions. 
  2. Once cooked, drain, and let them cool.
  3. Put all of the dressing ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend until very smooth.
  4. Put all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl, add the dressing, and mix well until the noodles are well coated.
  5. Serve into individual bowls.

This will make 4 servings

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