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Chinese Noodles with Sesame Dressing

Liven up a noodle side dish with a dressing made with fresh cilantro, lime juice and sesame oil.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, April 2004


  • 1 package (8 ounces) thin Chinese noodles
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons light-brown sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain; rinse under cold water until completely cool. Transfer to a large bowl; toss with vegetable oil. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper, and cilantro.

  3. Pour over noodles; season with salt and ground pepper. Toss, and serve.


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