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Cold Sesame Noodles with Vegetables

Health JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves: 6 (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt
  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 637mg
  • Calcium: 61mg
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