Last, I was looking for a carby side dish for the party. I thought about a potato salad with a vinegarette type dressing but finally decided to do a pasta type dish. I liked the idea of a Sesame Noodle Salad because it can be served either warm or cold. It was super easy to make and really tasty! This side dish had the least amount of leftovers! My kids were big fans of this dish. I would definitely make this dish again.
Recipe slightly adapted from allrecipes.com by jkmom
1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or more if desired
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1.Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
2.Whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl. Toss the pasta in the dressing, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onion, and bell pepper. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate for a cold salad.
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