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Spicy Pesto Margherita Yakisoba Noodle Salad

Is your garden overflowing with this summer's fresh tomatoes and basil?   Then make this delicious, yet easy vegetarian recipe for a Spicy Pesto Margherita Yakisoba Noodle Salad.  Homemade pesto recipe is included!
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 451kcal
Author Karrie | Tasty Ever After

Ingredients

  • 7.7 ounces Fortune Hot & Spicy Yakisoba Noodles
  • 2/3 cup fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon good quality olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1 small fresh garlic clove, peeled and finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2" cubes

Instructions

  • Open the Fortune Hot & Spicy Yakisoba Noodle package and set aside the fresh noodles for later use. In a medium bowl, add the contains of the spice packet, tomatoes, and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Mix well, then cover the mixture and set aside.

***Can use store bought pesto or use the homemade version below:

    To make the pesto (makes 1/3 cup):

    • Put the basil leaves, garlic, and pine nuts in the bowl of an immersion hand blender or a small countertop food processor/chopper and process until all ingredients are roughly chopped. Add the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, grated Parm or Pecorino cheese, and lemon juice. Process until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
    • Prepare the noodles by lightly puncturing the package and placing in a microwave on high for 1 minute (alternatively can run sealed package of noodles under warm running water until noodles loosen up).
    • Place prepared noodles in a large bowl, add 1/4 cup of pesto, and mix well. Add the tomato mixture and the mozzarella cheese cubes and lightly mix together. Cover mixture and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop.

    Notes

    • To store leftover pesto: cover top of pesto with a thin layer of olive oil and store in a covered airtight container for up to 1 week. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1.4mg