Friday, June 3, 2011

Last Minute Sesame Noodles

I love cold noodle salads. While this isn't the perfect one, it was really easy to make, had a yummy but mild flavour, and we really enjoyed it. I love all the colourful ingredients - carrots, red cabbage, edamame, red bell pepper. I used whole wheat spaghetti, since that's what we had, but I really think that soba noodles would have improved this dish a ridiculous amount. If you have a good cold noodle salad recipe, please share!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Vegetarian Pho
Pad Thai
Soba Noodles with Zucchini Ribbons
Broccoli Pasta Pine Nut Salad

Last Minute Sesame Noodles
Adapted from Aggie's Kitchen (found on Tasty Kitchen)

Servings 6

Next time I would use all sesame oil (and no canola oil) to make the sesame flavour more pronounced.

1 pound Spaghetti, Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Soba Noodles, Quinoa Pasta
1/2 cup Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
3/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 bunch Green Onions, Sliced, Divided
1/2 cup Cilantro, Chopped
1 whole Red Pepper, Sliced Thin
1/4 head Red Cabbage, Sliced Thin
2 whole Carrots, Shredded With Vegetable Peeler
1 1/2 cup Shelled Edamame, Cooked
1/2 cup Raw Sesame Seeds

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain, rinse under cold water.

To make dressing, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar, crushed red pepper, scallions, and cilantro in a large bowl. Add noodles and vegetables, toss to coat. Top with sesame seeds.


Richard said...

These noodles look great. Thanks for the recipe.

Jerry said...

Wow this sounds nice and healthy along with being simple to make and most importantly..delicious! Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe :)

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Joanne said...

I love any kind of noodle salad, and especially this one as it's chock full of veggies!

Johanna GGG said...

love the colours - am a bit love hate about cold noodle salads but loved this one Avocado, pickled ginger and tofu soba noodle salad - - it helped that I didn't overcook the soba noodles

Malli said...

Even though "last minute", this looks like a quick and delicious noodle salad that is both healthy and easy to stir up!! Great Job

Jennifer said...

This looks super delicious!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Love that this comes together fast and peanut noodles are definitely high up among my favorite cold noodles.

sheila @ Elements said...

This looks wonderful! I think I'm gonna go put on some water for the pasta and make this right now! I can't wait! :)

sheila @ Elements said...

Just wanted to let you know I did end up making this wonderful pasta salad and it turned out great! I didn't make it with the same ingredients you did. I didn't have all the ingredients, but it turned out wonderful all the same! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! :)

eatme_delicious said...

sheila: So glad you enjoyed it! :)