Sesame Spaghetti Salad with Peanuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I love the sweet and spicy combination of the Asian-styled sauce. This can be made a day ahead. —LeAnn Fujimoto, Normal, Illinois
Sesame Spaghetti Salad with Peanuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (1 pound) spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the sesame oil, canola oil and pepper flakes until oil is fragrant. Remove from the heat. Stir in the soy sauce, honey and salt; set aside.
  3. Drain spaghetti and rinse in cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Add the peanuts, cilantro, sesame seeds and oil mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup salad: 358 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 595mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.