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Cold Sesame Noodles

This dish can also be made with Japanese noodles, such as udon or soba, or Chinese rice noodles. Cook according to package instructions.

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  • Servings: 4
Cold Sesame Noodles

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 8 ounces snow peas, slivered lengthwise
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into long, thin strips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeds removed, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine pasta with snow peas and red bell pepper.

  2. In a blender, puree peanut butter, garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, rice vinegar, warm water, sesame oil, and salt. Pour dressing over noodles and vegetables; toss to coat. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


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