Broccoli Pasta with Sesame Sauce
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.
prefer whole wheat
|Spicy sesame sauce|
scallions, spring or green onions
white part minced
hot chili peppers
small asian variety
soy sauce, tamari
tahini (sesame paste)
vegetable or chicken
cut into bite size
sliced, or cucumber cut into matchsitcks
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.
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.