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Somen Salad

Uwajimaya | Somen Salad Recipe
This simple, refreshing salad is great for a hot day and makes for a great dish to bring to a summer potluck


2 bundles somen noodles
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
1 cup of your choice cooked meat, sliced fine (ham, lunch meat, barbecue pork, kamaboko, crab or shrimp)
1/2 Cucumber, julienned
1/2 Carrot, julienned
2 Eggs, beaten, fried and sliced thin
2-3 Green onions, minced
Sesame seeds, toasted

1-2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
Dash Sesame Oil (optional)


Boil noodles 2-3 minutes (or according to package instructions) and drain. Rinse noodles in cold water until noodles are cool then drain.  Place noodles in large dish.  Layer lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, meat and egg over noodles. Combine dressing ingredients and mix well.  Toss salad with dressing right before serving.  Top with sesame seeds.