Cold Sesame Noodles

by nomeatbarefeet

We thought we would send summer off with one of our favorites!  Cold Sesame Noodles are great for when you want a cold main dish!  This makes about 4 main course servings


For peanut dressing

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes

For noodle salad

  • 3/4 lb dried linguine fini or spaghetti
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips

We have also added asparagus in place of one of the peppers, as well as added snow peas or sugar snap peas, add whatever your heart desires.

The How To:

1. Put all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth

2. Chop up the peppers and scallions, set aside. (also prepare any other veg you are putting in, when we did asparagus, we blanched it in the pasta water for 3 minutes before we drained the pasta)

3. Cook the pasta, and drain.  Run under cold water.

4. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, top with sesame seeds if you wish!

5. Chill or eat immediately.

Great the next day!

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