Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles
Danny Kim
Instead of the usual peanut butter, use tahini—a paste made from sesame seeds—to create the sauce for this dish.

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Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

3/4
pound
spaghetti
1/4
cup
canola oil
1
teaspoon
crushed red pepper
4
scallions, chopped, plus more sliced for serving
1/4
cup
tahini
3
tablespoons
rice vinegar
3
tablespoons
low-sodium soy sauce
kosher salt
toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, rinse under cold water, and return it to the pot.
  2. Heat the oil and red pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until the pepper is sizzling, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped scallions, tahini, vinegar, soy sauce, 3 tablespoons water, and ½ teaspoon salt.
  4. Add the tahini sauce to the pasta and toss to coat.
  5. Serve topped with the sesame seeds and sliced scallions.
Chris Morocco

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 550
  • Fat 24 g
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 543 mg
  • Protein 16 g
  • Carbohydrate 69 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 49 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.