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Chilled Asian Noodles with Snow Peas, Peppers and Peanuts

Chilled Asian Noodles with Snow Peas, Peppers and Peanuts

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.

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Inspired by Hollyhock Cooks, by the Hollyhock Cooks (New Society Publishers, 2003).

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1:53PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

sounds delish!

12:38PM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Thank you

5:55AM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

Great recipe. Thanks.

4:39PM PDT on Apr 2, 2010

Sounds yummy. Thanks for posting.

9:45PM PST on Feb 23, 2010

Great recipe. Thanks.

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