when you’re carbo loading you want that perfect mixture of carbs, protein – without it being too heavy.
i’ve never been a huge fan of spaghetti (it’s not that it’s not good – it is. spaghetti is just so boring – you know what i mean?).
so when i stumbled upon the recipe for fast food inspired thai noodle salad (that i totally
stole borrowed from fresh & easy), i knew it would be the perfect “last meal” before i hit the pavement running the ragnar relay.
& let me tell you, it was the perfect choice. a little bit of thai – in all the right places. it was sweet & had a little crunch (that i loved), not to mention it tasted just as good this morning, if not better.
fast food inspired thai noodle salad
fresh & easy thai chili lime sauce
1. boil a pot of water and cook your pasta – the pasta takes just about 5 minutes once the water’s ready.
2. meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
3. once the pasta’s ready and drained, add a bit of peanut butter (to suit your taste) & stir through the warm noodles so it melts nicely and distributes evenly. (just be careful not to add too much peanut butter or it thickens up quite a bit. you just want that light peanutty taste.)
4. then, mix in your cut-up chicken and as much (or as little) of the broccoli slaw, bean sprouts & slivered almonds as you choose, and finish by pouring a tablespoon or two of the thai chili lime sauce per serving and dinner is done!
it can be served room temperature, or warm – either way it’s delicious!