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Warm Peanut and Sesame Noodles

Health SEPTEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 6 ounces thin, whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Heat canola oil in a skillet over low heat. Add minced garlic; cook just until fragrant, being sure not to brown. Add dark sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, creamy peanut butter, and boiling water, stirring constantly until thick, smooth, and hot. Cook spaghetti according to the package directions. Toss pasta and sauce together; top with scallions and crushed red pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 297
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

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