I admit I've been on a noodle kick lately but I was dying to try this recipe I came across on Pinterest.  Maybe it's because my location here in Texas leaves me without the millions of Asian food restaurants I had in Cali but I have been diving into recreating Asian flavors at home.  I usually make my Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce but I needed options.  You can pair this salad with anything you want.  I paired it with salmon but the  sesame noodles are amazing on their own, and I must say I prefer them cold.

  • chopped scallions to mix with noodles
  • 16 oz spaghetti or linguine noodles
 Here's what you need for the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of canola oil ( I used olive oil bc I had no canola and it was all good!)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili oil.  You can add more to taste if you'd like.
You know the drill : mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then pour the sauce over the noodles.

With the holiday weekend coming up, this would be a great salad to bring to a backyard party but I would definitely serve the noodles cold.  They are really delicious and a refreshing dish especially on these hot summer nights.
 What's you favorite Asian food dish?