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Warm Asian Noodle Salad

Yield serves 7 (serving size: 1 cup)

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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

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