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Broccoli Pasta with Sesame Sauce

 
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A delicious way to prepare pasta. Broccoli, carrots and cilantro brighten up the whole dish, and sesame sauce adds the delicious ceaminess and nuttiness, and all the yummy Asian flavor. It's an easy dish that's packed with flavors. Serve it as a side dish or a simply tasty main dish.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

12

min

Ready

25

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

10 ounces oriental noodles
prefer whole wheat
*
vegetable oil
*
Spicy sesame sauce
1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
3 each scallions, spring or green onions
white part minced
3 cloves garlic
minced
½ inch ginger root
minced
*
2 each hot chili peppers
small asian variety
*
3 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
*
½ cup stock
vegetable or chicken
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cups broccoli florets
cut into bite size
½ cup carrots
julienned
2 stalks celery
sliced, or cucumber cut into matchsitcks
*
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
roasted
¼ cup cilantro
fresh, chopped

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Cook noodles until al dente, about 10 minutes.

2 minutes before noodles are cooked, add broccoli and carrots into boiling water with pasta.

When pasta is cooked, drain pasta and veggies, and rinse in cold water. Drain well.

SAUCE:

In a small skillet, heat vegetable oil and cook scallions, garlic, ginger and chili peppers until garlic is soft but not brown.

Turn off heat and add vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame paste and chicken stock.

Heat and simmer sauce, stirring for 2 minutes.

Stir in sesame oil. Cool to room temperature. Pour sauce over chilled noodle and veggies, mix in celery or cucumber, and stir well.

Heap noodles on platter and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 127g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12953% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 572mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 78% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 7% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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