Cold Sesame Noodles with Vegetables

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 637 mg
Calcium 61 mg


1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, cut into matchsticks
2 carrots, grated
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon sesame seeds


1. Puree peanut butter, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and brown sugar in a blender until smooth. With blender running, pour in 1/4 cup hot water and blend until smooth.

2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook noodles until just tender, about 9 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Transfer to a large bowl; toss with sesame oil.

3. Toss scallions, cucumbers, carrots and sauce in bowl with noodles. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Genevieve Ko,


July 2013
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