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Cold Sesame Noodles and Vegetables

Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
  • Serves: 6


  1. Cook linguine in large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking water. Meanwhile, combine cilantro, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, salt, and cayenne in food processor.
  2. Purée. Transfer to large bowl. Whisk in reserved pasta cooking water. Add linguine, carrots, bell pepper, celery, and scallions. Toss. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with grilled turkey burgers.



  • 8 oz (250 g) whole-wheat linguine
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2-1/2 tsp (12 mL) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dark sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne
  • 2 carrots, slivered
  • 1 red bell pepper, slivered

Recipe Tips

Health Hint: Add vegetables to a pasta or noodle dish whenever possible. It’s an easy way to help you get your five daily servings of vegetables that furnish disease- fighting phytonutrients and an array of heart-healthy benefits.

In addition, vegetables add flavour to the recipe, without raising the calorie count all that much.


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