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Cold Sesame Noodles

 Cold Sesame Noodles
Even my kids can’t resist this unique salad with a peanut butter dressing. To make it a main dish, stir in some cubed cooked chicken.—Elizabeth Perez, Flower Mound, Texas
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Peanuts or sesame seeds, optional

Directions

  • Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • blender, combine the peanut butter, oil, water, soy sauce, vinegar,
  • sesame oil, ginger, garlic and pepper flakes; cover and process
  • until blended.
  • Drain linguine; place in a large bowl. Drizzle with three-fourths of
  • the peanut sauce; add carrots and onions. Toss to combine.
  • Refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, add the remaining peanut sauce; toss to coat.
  • Garnish with peanuts if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 411 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 545 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein.