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  • Spicy Noodle Salad

  • Notes for the chef: Spicy Noodle Salad goes well with grilled vegetables and grilled chicken.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound linguine or soba noodles, uncooked (soba works best)
    • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce
    • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and sliced
    • 4 baby carrots, cut into matchsticks
    • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
    • For sauce: 4 tablespoons tahini
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (less if you prefer it more mild than spicy)
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger

    Directions: Cook pasta and allow to cool. Prepare sauce by combining all ingredients in a food processor or mixing well in a bowl. Add sauce to pasta and mix well. Serve on beds of lettuce and garnish with cucumbers, carrots and sesame seeds. To toast sesame seeds: Place seeds on foil or flat baking sheet. Bake at 325 for a few minutes, until golden brown. Serves 4.

    Recipe from the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at New England Medical Center, Boston.