I’m laid out in bed for the next few days. I had knee surgery yesterday to repair a torn meniscus and clean up some cartilage build up. As much as I’m loving catching up on my DVR and watching re-runs of the Next Food Network Star, I don’t do “nothing” very well. I’m a bit of a control freak and I don’t like relying on others to take care of me.

Thankfully I’ve got a great husband and really supportive parents. Together they’ve been bringing me meals in bed, watching the kids and making sure I do nothing. I’m so used to being the one that does the majority of the cooking, cleaning, laundry and everything else around here that being in bed and getting pampered isn’t something I’m used to. I’m trying to embrace it and take some quiet time for myself. I can’t help but smile that it took knee surgery to get me to slow down.


As sort of a last hoorah, my husband and I went to New Orleans this past weekend for our annual trip to Jazz Fest. We boogied our booties off (yes, my knee payed for it) and we ate like champs. Mayonnaise and fried food champs, that is. So after a long weekend of glutton and me now being on the injured reserved list, we will be keeping things light in the eating department for the next little bit.


This is a light pasta salad heavy on the greens and vegetables. It’s great served cold or room temperature and would be delicious with any vegetables that you have on hand. Next time I make this, I’ll definitely add some chopped cabbage to the mix. Or maybe some salted peanuts. Don’t make it ahead, though as the spinach gets a little wilted.

Thanks for the all the kind words on twitter and Facebook. I’m sure I’ll be healed up in no time and back to kicking butt per usual!

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20 Responses to Asian Noodle & Greens Salad

  1. Dee says:

    Oh this looks YUMMY! I need to try this with some gluten free noodles! I just moved out to Utah and started my own food blog. I have been browsing other utah foodie’s blogs, and it seems like a great group!

  2. love the salad and the dressing…I’d toss a tbsp or so of PB in it for a quick ‘n easy peanut sauce..but I’m a peanut sauce fiend!

  3. I am so jealous of your trip to New Orleans, but not so much of your trip to the doc! Glad it all went well though, and I’m only a skip away if you need a break from all of the famlial attention (tequila shots?) Your salad looks divine, Asian Noodles are a staple at our house!!! XO

  4. Maria says:

    Glad you are doing well! Enjoy the R and R time while you can! Love this salad!

  5. What a great, healthy meal. Hope your recovering is quick and you’re back on your feet in no time.

  6. I’m so glad that you had a great time in New Orleans and that now you are able to take a little time to rest and recuperate. This salad is something I’d eat happily everyday for lunch…or dinner…or snacktime…

  7. I’ve been craving something just like this for a while now! I’ve got to try it for myself!

  8. Bev Weidner says:

    I am sooo sorry you’re laid up! I’ve been so curious with your Instagrams. I hope you feel better soon. Dip your head in that salad. It’s sure to help.

  9. Deborah says:

    So glad that you are on the mend. Take advantage of your down time! I’ve been a little obsessed with anything Asian lately, and this is calling my name.

  10. Rachel says:

    Oh that looks so delicious! I love asian noodle salads!

    Hope you heal quickly! I had ACL surgery a few years ago and I hated doing nothing. Hopefully soon you will be back on your feet and making lots more yummy recipes! 🙂

  11. Sarah says:

    I’ve been following your site since the Winter and I really enjoy your recipes. My husband and I have enjoyed just about everything I’ve made–and I get to brag that it’s “from scratch!”

    I made the Asian noodles greens salad and added grilled chicken that I covered in the rub from your blackened cod recipe. I plan to make it again.


    Boulder, CO

  12. Robert S says:

    Great recipe!

    By the way, I an contemplating the same type of surgery. How have you felt since?

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