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Elise's Sesame Noodles

Elise's Sesame Noodles
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Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad. The recipe is from Annelise Stuart of Germantown, New York.

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 pound
    whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons
    sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons
    canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons
    rice-wine vinegar, or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch
    scallions, sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
  • 4 cups
    snow peas, trimmed and sliced on the bias
  • medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup
    toasted sesame seeds
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.
  3. To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
  • Calories344
  • Fat12 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates51 g
    • Dietary fiber10 g
  • Protein12 g
  • Sodium399 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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