Noodles are a big hit when it comes to satisfying children. It is not just tasty to eat, but it is also easy to make and can be eaten by children all by themselves without making a big mess. (Don’t come to us if they start throwing it around now) But as we all know children, they can get bored very quickly especially when it comes to food. We need to keep them hooked to their dishes with new cuisines everyday so as to change their taste as well as keep them engaged. So, if you are looking for a new dish to feed your children, we just might have the correct dish for you – Asian Sesame Noodle Salad! Don’t worry, it won’t take much time to be ready and you do not also have to invest much effort. Now, let us check out the recipe. Shall we?
Ingredients For Honey Soy Dressing:
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
3 Tbsp of dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon of crushed dried red pepper or chili powder (optional)
3 Tbsp of honey
2 Tbsp of soy sauce (comparatively lesser if you are using tamari which is more concentrated than soy sauce)
Ingredients For The Salad:
12 ounces of vermicelli, thin spaghetti, or angel hair pasta
2/3 cup of coarsely chopped cilantro
1/3 cup of chopped roasted salted peanuts
1/3 cup of thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper
1 Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
How To Prepare The Dish?
Preparing the dressing: Put the dressing ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once done, remove it from heat.
Cooking the pasta: Put the pasta in a large pot in salted boiling water (1 Tbsp salt for every 2 quarts of water). Cook al dente, according to the directions on the pasta package. Once done, drain the water and keep it aside.
Toss with dressing, chill: Stir together the cooked pasta and the dressing in a large bowl until the pasta is well coated. Cover and chill for several hours.
Stir in cilantro, peanuts, green onions, bell pepper: When ready to serve, mix in the cilantro, peanuts, green onions and bell pepper. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds (and don’t forget to take a picture for Instagram!).
This pasta requires a total prepping time of about 10 minutes, cooking time of 25 mins and can serve 4 to 6 people. Now, you can manage the ingredients accordingly if you have to prepare the same dish for a larger or smaller number of people.
Now that you know about this super easy dish, what are you waiting for? Hop into your kitchen and start preparing this dish right away. We are sure, your children and even your other family members are going to love it!