Sesame and Peanut Noodles

Recipe courtesy Melissa d'Arabian Ten Dollar Dinners

Sesame and Peanut Noodles
Sesame and Peanut Noodles

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

20

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 12

    ounces linguine

  • Peanut Dressing:

  • 1/4

    cup creamy peanut butter

  • 3

    tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1

    tablespoon canola oil

  • 1

    tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon honey

  • 1

    tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1

    teaspoon sesame oil

  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lime

  • Salad:

  • 1/2

    cup loosely-packed chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2

    green onions, sliced

  • 1/2

    head green cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 1/3

    red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/4

    cup roughly chopped skinless roasted peanuts, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the sesame seeds in a pie tin and toast in the oven until light golden in color, 4 to 6 minutes, and set aside. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente. Do not overcook. Drain, reserving some of the starchy pasta water, rinse and set aside. For the peanut dressing: Place the peanut butter in a large measuring cup and microwave to soften, 15 seconds. Whisk in with the soy sauce, vinegar, canola oil, ginger, honey, Sriracha, sesame oil and lime zest and juice in a small bowl. Thin with the starchy pasta water if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time. (Dressing should be thick, but pourable.) For the salad: Place the pasta in a large mixing bowl and add the cilantro and vegetables and toss with the dressing. Top with the chopped peanuts and toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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