Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad. The recipe is from Annelise Stuart of Germantown, New York.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.

  • To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, up to 2 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 50.2g 16% DV; dietary fiber 9.5g 38% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 12.4g 19% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 1076.6IU 22% DV; vitamin c 40mg 67% DV; folate 67.8mcg 17% DV; calcium 135.3mg 14% DV; iron 4.6mg 25% DV; magnesium 130mg 46% DV; potassium 322.5mg 9% DV; sodium 542.5mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 42% DV.
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Reviews (45)

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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I was a bit skecptical of trying this recipe but I gave it a shot and I got to say it was awesome. My wife and I both loved it and will be making more of this in the future for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was really good. We added creamy peanut butter and some chopped ginger and garlic. I only gave a 3-star rating because it was quite salty even with reduced sodium soy sauce. I'd cut the soy sauce to 1/4 or 1/3 cup rather than the full 1/2 cup. Sally Newport VT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I make this recipe over and over again and have shared it with friends and family. I add shredded carrot cabbage broccoli what ever I have on hand in the refrigerator and sometimes shrimp. Be sure to use the "lite" soy sauce - regular is too salty. Anonymous Tampa FL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Instead of using the 2 tbsp of canola oil I substituted 2 tbsp. of almond butter. I don't eat peanut butter so I use almond butter instead. It gave it more flavor and thickened up the dressing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe but I cut the soy sauce down a bit and added a tad more sesame oil. I gave it an excellent rating because not only does it taste great but it's a quick way to get something healthy. Julie A Jacksonville FL Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2013
I Liked It...but would make some changes. The only thing I did differently the first time around was boiled the snow peas for maybe two minutes. Then I drained them and ran them under cold water. I don't like mine raw. Next time I would give the noodles longer to drain so that they don't water down the dressing. I would use more scallions as well. I thought it was tasty but I might try adding the ginger and garlic to the dressing someone else suggested. Pros: Perfect summer salad. Light cold and tasty Cons: Prep was not as easy as I thought and will be longer with my changes. Lots of chopping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I reduced the amount of soy and added ginger garlic and cane sugar to the recipe as someone suggested. I sauteed the veggies (omitting the peas altogether) in the liquid and added warm noodles to the sauce and served as a warm side. Yum! I will definitely make this again. Ashley Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/07/2012
A recipe that needs a lot of tweaking I tried this recipe based on the number of stars from previous reviews. I did not read the reviews one by one. You will find that the most common comment was I used this instead of that and it was good! In my opinion the recipe requires to much tweaking to taste good. I'm sorry but the recipe on it's own does not taste good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was very good. Made great lunch for a few days. I added mung bean sprouts and then ligthly stir fried the sauce and vegetables with chicken. I then tossed sauce with the noodles. Yummy! I like my food spicy and a little sweet so I will add more chili flakes and a touch of brown sugar next time. Read More
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