Warm Asian Noodle Salad

Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 6.4 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 7.1 g
Carbohydrate 27.6 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 512 mg
Calcium 33 mg

Ingredients

Sauce:
1/4 cup natural-style peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce with garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salad:
1/2 pound uncooked linguine
1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
1 cup (2-inch) strips red bell pepper
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Preparation

To prepare sauce, combine first 9 ingredients (peanut butter through garlic) in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

To prepare salad, cook linguine according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add carrots and snow peas; let stand 2 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Place pasta mixture, bell pepper, and onions in a large bowl.

Combine peanut sauce and cooking liquid. Pour over pasta mixture; toss well. Serve warm.

Note: Hot chili sauce with garlic can be found in the Asian section of most large supermarkets.

October 2001
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