Sesame Noodle Salad
Dressing:1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
8 ounces vermicelli or pasta of choice - I use a whole wheat or high protein pasta
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup sliced and chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds - I love toasted sesame seeds!
You can also add chicken to this salad, to make a complete meal!
-Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to package directions. Drain but do not rinse.
-While the pasta is cooking, prepare the dressing. In a microwave-safe dish, heat the canola oil, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes, in the microwave on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the honey and soy sauce and mix well.
This is currently my favorite pasta dish! My second favorite is to take the drained pasta, with just a little of the liquid and saute it in a pan with a little olive oil. Then add fresh Parmesan cheese, basil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. So easy and so good!
What about you? What's your favorite way to eat pasta?
I'm also linking this up with Eat at Home for ingredient spotlight - honey, and Finding Joy in My Kitchen - ingredient spotlight: bell peppers!