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CRUNCHY NOODLE SALAD CONTESSA

Crunchy Noodle Salad

2006, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved

Kosher salt

1/2 pound thin spaghetti

1 pound sugar snap peas

1 cup vegetable oil CUT THIS TO l/3 to l/2 CUP

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1/3 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons dark sesame oil

1 tablespoon honey

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

3 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds, divided

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded, and thinly sliced

4 scallions (with and green parts), sliced diagonally

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, bring another large pot of salted water to a boil, add the sugar snap peas, return to a boil, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until crisp tender. Lift the sugar snap peas from the water with a slotted spoon and immerse them in a bowl of ice water. Drain.

For the dressing, whisk together the vegetable oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds and peanut butter in a medium bowl.

Combine the spaghetti, sugar snap peas, peppers and scallions in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the spaghetti mixture. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and the parsley and toss together.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Episode#: IG0803

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