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Chinese Lentil and Noodle Salad


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 cup dry USA lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp seasame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 oz linguine pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen pea pods
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Place lentils and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until lentils are barely tender.
  • Drain, if necessary, and place lentils in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine vinegar, peanut oil, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and garlic.
  • Pour the dressing over the lentils, cover and chill.
  • In a large saucepan, cook the linguine in 2 quarts boiling water until just tender.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Stir the linguine into the lentils along with remaining ingredients. Chill for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.