Cold Sesame Noodles Recipe

Put away that Chinese take-out menu. You’re only minutes from this refreshing favorite, loaded with noodles, crisp vegetables, and a ginger-sesame dressing with a chili-garlic kick.
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Cooking Time20 MinServings8
CuisineMain Ingredient


 Spaghetti1 Pound
 Toasted sesame oil6 Tablespoon
 Low sodium soy sauce1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated fresh ginger1 Tablespoon
 Chili garlic sauce1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Found In The Asian Section Of Your Grocery Store)
 Kosher salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Kirby cucumbers4 , quartered lengthwise and sliced
 Scallions4 , sliced (White And Light Green Parts)
 Carrots2 Medium, grated to make 1 cup
 Loosely packed fresh cilantro1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Peanuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 338 Calories from Fat 91

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.7%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g7.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 306 mg12.7%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.8%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 13 g26.8%

Vitamin A 56.9% Vitamin C 8.5%

Calcium 16.6% Iron 25.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and run under cold water to cool.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the oil, soy sauce, ginger, chili-garlic sauce, and salt. In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, scallions, carrots, cilantro, and peanuts. Add the pasta and dressing and toss to combine.

This recipe has been excerpted from The Good Neighbor Cookbook. To purchase the book visit TheGoodNeighborCookbook.Com or Amazon.Com