Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Serves 6
Calories per serving: 308

For the noodles
8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

For the dressing
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 lime
1/2 cup hot water

For assembling
1/2 bag store-bought coleslaw mix
1/2 cup red pepper
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 lime, squeezed
1/2 cup apple
1/2 cup jicama
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
2 scallions, julienne
1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, for garnish
Cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta, and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and run under cold water.

2. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir together with a whisk. Add the dressing to the pasta and toss. Stir in the coleslaw mix, red pepper and cilantro. Squeeze a half of a lime over the mixture, and toss.

3. Add the remaining ingredients, toss and refrigerate for one hour. Garnish with peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges. Serve.

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