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Sesame Noodles

July 7th, 2006 | Comments Off on Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles*

1 # whole grain spaghetti

½ c. reduced sodium soy sauce

2 T. sesame oil

1 T. canola oil

2 T. lime juice

Zest of half a lime^

1 ½ t. crushed red pepper

4 scallions, finely sliced

8 oz. fresh spinach^

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped^

4 oz. matchstick carrots^

½ c. toasted sesame seeds

¼ c. chopped cilantro

Mix together soy sauce, oils, lime juice, red pepper and ¼ c. scallions. Set aside

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.

Meanwhile, roughly chop spinach. Heat a sauté pan with a small amount of oil and add garlic when hot. Sauté for 20-30 seconds, then add carrots. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add spinach and cook until wilted but still firm. When pasta is done, add back to cooking pot and toss in vegetables and sauce mix. Stir to combine. Add zest and half the sesame seeds and mix. Serve with cilantro and remaining sesame seeds as garnish.

*Original recipe from the Summer 2004 issue of Eating Well; changes are noted with ^

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