Asian Sesame Noodle Salad With Peanut Dressing (Vegetarian)

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • PEANUT DRESSING
  • 12
    cup smooth peanut butter
  • 14
    cup tamari (or use soy sauce)
  • 13
  • 2
    tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2
    tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or use red wine vinegar)
  • 1 12
    tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3
    teaspoons honey
  • 12
    teaspoon crushed chili pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • NOODLE SALAD
  • 34
    lb linguine (or use vermicelli or thin spaghetti)
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4
    green onions, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thick strips
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender; drain and rinse well under COLD water, then toss with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, transfer to a large bowl, then add in the red bell pepper and green onions.
  • Using a blender puree all the dressing ingredients until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  • Just before serving pour the dressing over the cooked pasta and veggies, then add in the toasted sesame seeds; toss well to combine.
  • Sprinkle with chopped green onions if desired and serve.
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