This refreshing chilled main dish combines the tangy Asian flavors of sesame oil and tamari with tender marinated noodles, crisp veggies, and peanuts for a meal that satisfies without a lot of calories.
Bring a taste of the Orient to your house with this easy-to-make dish.
1 pound Chinese egg noodles
3 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 1/2 tablespoons tamari or shoyu
2 tablespoons organic sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Coarse salt, to taste
Hot chili oil, to taste
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup snow peas
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1. Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and place them in a large bowl.
2. Place the sesame oil, tamari, sugar, vinegar, salt, and chili oil in a small bowl, whisking until smooth. Pour over noodles, tossing to combine, then add scallions, peppers, and snow peas. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature for 3 hours, then refrigerate.
3. Before serving, toss with peanuts.
Serves 8 to 10.
Inspired by Hollyhock Cooks, by the Hollyhock Cooks (New Society Publishers, 2003).