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Sesame Noodle Salad

Sesame Noodle Salad
  • Meal

    Salad

  • Cusine

    American

Ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil

3 Tbsp dark sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper or chili powder

3 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp soy sauce

12 ounces of vermicelli, thin spaghetti, or angel hair pasta

Salt

2/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

1/3 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Prepare the dressing: Put the dressing ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cook the pasta: Put the pasta in a large pot in salted boiling water (1 Tbsp salt for every 2 quarts of water). Cook al dente, according to the directions on the pasta package. Drain. with dressing, chill: Stir together the cooked pasta and the dressing in a large bowl until the pasta is well coated. Cover and chill for several hours. Stir in cilantro, peanuts, green onions, bell pepper: When ready to serve, mix in the cilantro, peanuts, green onions and bell pepper. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.