Healthy Sesame Noodles

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Recipe: Healthy Sesame Noodles

Summary: Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar, or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
  • 4 cups snow peas, trimmed and sliced on the bias
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.
  3. To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: eatingwell.com

 

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