Cold Sesame Noodle Salad a Great Summer Dish

This recipe has a lot of ingredients but comes together pretty quickly. It’s a great dish to make in advance and keep in the fridge for a quick lunch or dinner, especially during these warm summer months. Makes 4-5 servings.

Ingredients for sauce:

3 Tbs. sesame oil

2 Tbs. vegetable oil

1 small knob ginger, peeled and grated

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbs. lime juice

2 Tbs. maple syrup

3 Tbs. rice wine vinegar

½ cup peanut butter

3 Tbs. hot water

2 Tbs. soy sauce

Chili paste to taste, opt.

For salad:

½ lb. spaghetti, or other long noodles, cooked, rinsed, and drained

5-scallions, thinly sliced

1-cup cilantro, chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated

1 jalapeno, sliced, opt.

1 Tbs. sesame seeds


Combine sauce ingredients and mix well with a whisk until smooth. Add chili paste to taste, or leave it out if you don’t like spicy. Combine noodles, scallions, cilantro, carrot and jalapeno in a bowl. Pour sauce over all, toss to coat completely, then refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.