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Sesame Peanut Noodles

Serves 6
Calories per serving: 308

Ingredients

  • For the noodles
    • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti 
  • For the dressing
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
    • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1 lime
    • 1/2 cup hot water
  • For assembling
    • 1/2 bag store-bought coleslaw mix
    • 1/2 cup red pepper
    • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 lime, squeezed
    • 1/2 cup apple
    • 1/2 cup jicama
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
    • 2 scallions, julienne
    • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, for garnish
    • Cilantro, chopped, for garnish
    • Lime wedges, for garnish

Method

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta, and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and run under cold water.
  2. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir together with a whisk. Add the dressing to the pasta and toss. Stir in the coleslaw mix, red pepper and cilantro. Squeeze a half of a lime over the mixture, and toss.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, toss and refrigerate for one hour. Garnish with peanuts, cilantro and lime wedges. Serve.