Asian Food Salad

Cold Sesame Noodles

A fresh noodle salad with tasty, spicy sesame and peanut dressing!
It’s been extremely popular lately and on hot days I often enjoy a pleasant fresh meal like these cold sesame noodles. this can be a noodle salad within which the pasta is cooked normally before being thrown into an icy water bath to chill down. many light, fresh and crunchy vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, cabbages, and carrots complete the salad giving it an attractive range of colors and textures. The star of the show is that the tasty sesame and peanut dressing, and that I find it hard to resist anything with a tasty sauce or peanut dressing. I prefer to feature a thinly sliced tortilla to feature a bit of protein and pleasant yellow color, but this needs a touch extra cooking, so it is best to go away it out. The salad ends with some chopped peanuts and a drop of hot chili oil! Everything during this salad is served cold, so it’s the right meal to beat the summer heat.


Cold Sesame Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

A cool noodle salad in a tasty and spicy sesame and peanut dressing!


ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste (or tahini)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream
  • 1 tablespoon Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces spaghetti(or ramen noodles, or soba noodles, etc.) (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • chili oil to taste

directions

  1. Puree everything, adding enough water to get the desired consistency.
  2. Mix the egg, milk, and cheese, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat add the mixture and cook until lightly golden brown, about 2 minutes, per side, before setting aside to cool and slice thinly.
  3. Cook the noodles as directed on the package, removing them from the heat a little (~1 minute) before instructed, drain and plunge into ice water to cool.
  4. Toss everything and enjoy!

Option: Omit the omelet… (don’t do this!)
Option: Add extra vegetables!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 456, Fat 19g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 429mg, Carbs 55g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 7g), Protein 18g

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