Spicy Sesame Noodles

This dish provides a healthy meal with a spicy kick that's perfect for alfresco dining.

Posted in , May 1, 2008

Cooking with whole-wheat spaghetti is a great option for your health. The whole wheat can lower your risk of diabetes. And the peanut and sesame oils are not only delicious but healthy too, since they contain no saturated fats. 


1 lb. uncooked soba noodles 2 c. fresh broccoli florets
2 Tbsp. peanut oil 1 Tbsp. dark sesame oil
1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. hot sauce
1 ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 ½ c. chopped scallions
1 ½ c. shredded carrots Salt and freshly ground black pepper



1. Cook noodles according to directions, adding broccoli for last 30 seconds. Drain; rinse under cold water; drain again.

2. Transfer noodles and broccoli to bowl. Add peanut oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, hot sauce and red peopper flakes; toss to combine. Stir in scallions and carrots. Season to taste with salt and pepper. For added crunch, top with dry-roasted peanuts before serving.

From Picnics: Easy Recipes for the Best Alfresco Foods by Robin Vitetta-Miller. Reprinted with permission from Clarkson Potter © 2005.

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