Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sesame Noodles

We love dishes like this in our house! The flavors are amazing and the colors brilliant. It's also very quick and easy to throw together, and healthy to boot. I have made this about 4 times over the past few months and there has never been enough leftovers to get a decent picture. So, I made sure this time to take photos BEFORE we ate it all.

We have dairy issues in our house so the fact that this dish has no cheese or milk is wonderful. This is a great one dish meal because you've got your grains and veggies all together. When we have unsalted peanuts, we throw them on top to make it a little more "meaty."

Sesame Noodles
1/2 lb noodles (spaghetti, whole wheat, rice, etc.)
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2-3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1/4 head cabbage (purple or green), sliced thin
2 whole Carrots, cut into matchsticks
1 1/2 cups thawed frozen peas
1/2 cup sesame seeds

Cook noodles according to directions. Drain, rinse under cold water. Prepare vegetables and put them in a large salad bowl. Add sesame seeds and noodles.

To make dressing, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar and crushed red pepper. Pour over noodles and veggies and toss well to coat.

SOURCE: Adapted from Aggie's Kitchen

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Seasonal Sunday @ Real Sustenance
Mangia Mondays @ Delightfully Dowling


  1. This looks so healthy and so tasty. I love all the colors and i love the noodles.

  2. Wow, this looks like a perfect Spring dish, love all the colors! I'm your newest follower for It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Hope you stop on over!


  3. This look really good. I have never tried sesame seeds in pasta before, got to give a try. Thank you!

  4. Oh, I do hope you try it. It is a wonderful and light dish and fun to eat because it's so colorful. The sesame seeds kind of stick with the Asian theme, but they are also very healthy and provide a lot of calcium.

  5. Great recipe....can't wait to make!

  6. This looks great. I am printing it out and I hope to make it soon because it sounds delicious.

  7. oh, delicious! always looking for new noodle dishes to try!

    i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & i would love you to share this and any other recipe you may have!

  8. Hey! I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your recipe today. Thanks so much for sharing it. I'd love for you to stop by if you get a chance.



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