Asian Sesame Noodle Salad

I started making this salad a couple of summers ago and it was love at first taste.  It combines all the wonderful asian cuisine flavors I have come to love such as tamari, fresh ginger root, and peanut; culminating into one fantastic salad!


      • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
      • 1/4 cup tamari ( or use soy sauce)
      • 1/3 cup warm water
      • 2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, chopped
      • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
      • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
      • 3 teaspoons honey
      • 1/2 teaspoon crushed chili pepper flakes ( or to taste)


    • 3/4 lb linguine ( or use vermicelli or thin spaghetti)
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
    • 1 cup of sliced carrots
    • 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender; drain and rinse well under COLD water, then toss with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, transfer to a large bowl, then add in the red bell pepper and green onions.
  2. Using a food processor or blender puree all the dressing ingredients until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  3. Just before serving pour the dressing over the cooked pasta and veggies, then add in the toasted sesame seeds; toss well to combine.

Source:  Adapted from