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Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles Recipe
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Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles Recipe

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I made this easy bu elegant weeknight recipe often. The noodles have a wonderful citrus tang with a hint of basil and a bit of crunch form the toasted sesame seeds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups wide no-yolk noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2/3 cup) equals 136 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return noodles to pan. Add the basil, butter, lemon juice, salt and lemon and orange peels. Toss to coat, adding reserved cooking liquid if needed to moisten noodles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Seed Citrus Noodles in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p27

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2/3 cup) equals 136 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"We always add diced cooked chicken to this. It is one of our favorites, and an easy go-to for a quick meal."

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