Snow Pea Sesame Salad

  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

1pound whole wheat spaghetti
1pound snow pea pods
1/2cup vegetable oil
1/4cup rice wine vinegar
1/3cup soy sauce
6tablespoons dark sesame oil
1tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
3tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted
1/3cup smooth peanut butter
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
4 scallions (white and green parts), sliced diagonally
3tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add snow pea pods and cook 1-2 minutes or until just tender, but still crisp. Remove peas from pot with a slotted spoon and keep the pot of water on the heat. Place the peas in an ice bath so they stop cooking and maintain their vibrant green color.
  2. Bring water to a boil again and add the spaghetti. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti, snow peas, peppers and scallions. Bit by bit, toss in the dressing over to the spaghetti mixture to taste.
  5. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and the parsley and toss until mixed.
Recipe by Sara of Suburban Spoon, courtesy of Meatless Monday

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 519
  • Fat 31.8g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 726mg
  • Carbohydrate 51.2g
  • Fiber 2.0g
  • Sugars 4.8g
  • Protein 13.4g
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