Sesame Noodle Salad (from allrecipies.com)
Recipe by jkmom
"This amazing salad recipe was given to me by a friend who used to know someone at the now closed Larry's Markets in the Seattle area. I've added to the recipe a little -- so it's not exactly the same... but better! I take this to every picnic and everyone loves it! May also add diced chicken for a variation."
Original recipe makes 8 servings
1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
1/2 cup sesame oil (cut this to ¼ c)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon hot chili oil – (Made my own - 1 c. oil and 1 tsp. red
pepper flakes – heated on low for 10 min.)
[Added a few drops of Sriracha Sauce as I thought it needed a kick]
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or more if desired
1 green onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
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.
Whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, chili oil, 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.