Cold Sesame Noodles with Scallions and Cilantro

A fantastic summer dish, these cold noodles are rich enough to satisfy a large hunger, yet surprisingly light.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1⁄4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Asian hot chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1⁄2 lb. lo mein noodles or spaghetti, cooked, drained, and chilled
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup chopped scallion
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  • Combine ginger, garlic, peanut butter, broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili sauce, and vinegar in a blender. Purée until very smooth.
  • Toss the sauce with the pasta, sesame seeds, scallions, and cilantro. Serve cold.