Oriental Sesame Noodle Salad

  • 1 16-oz package Soba noodles or linguine pasta

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 T olive oil
  • 6 T rice vinegar (buy one with no added sweetener)
  • 6 T soy sauce
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1 tsp hot pepper powder
  • 1/4 c chopped peanuts or 1/4 c peanut butter, softened in microwave

  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Add 2-3 cups of any chopped veggies, tofu, sprouts, etc. you desire.

Cook noodles al dente, according to package instructions. Run under cold water, drain, and transfer to a serving bowl. Mix dressing ingredients. Pour sauce over linguine, add other vegetables, and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve chilled.