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Profile Pasta Challenge - 1st Place: Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

Three weeks ago, we challenged our stores to create the ultimate Profile-approved cold pasta recipe. Each location submitted their top recipe to go head-to-head in the final taste test at Profile HQ. After much deliberation, the top three recipes were picked and a champion has been crowned. Stay tuned over the next three days as we release the top three recipes in our Profile Pasta Challenge!

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First Place: Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Created by Brandi Hart, Profile Coach at Profile by Sanford - Rapid City

If you're looking for savory noodles with a fresh veggie crunch - look no further! Profile Coach Brandi Hart created this incredibly tasty salad recipe with visions of Thai Spring Rolls dipped in Peanut Sauce dancing through her head. This simple recipe is simply delicious and makes a great Profile-approved side with a little kick!

Profile Exchange values: 2 oz protein, 1 free food, 1 cup of vegetables

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 1 minute

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: ¼ of the package of noodles


  • 1 box Profile Pasta
  • 1 cucumber, sliced in strips
  • 1 red bell pepper or 8 mini peppers, sliced in strips
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup green onion
  • Sauce:
    • 4T PB2
    • 2T soy sauce
    • 2T water
    • 2 T rice vinegar
    • ¼ tsp sriracha
    • ½ tsp ground ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic

Cook Profile Pasta according to package directions and drain. Rinse under cold water. Place cooled noodles in a large bowl and toss with cucumber, pepper, carrots, cilantro, and green onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients and drizzle sauce over noodles. Serve cold and enjoy thoroughly!

If you love the sauce, it can be re-created and used in many other dishes! Feel free to substitute mint or basil if you're not much of a cilantro person.