Sesame Noodles

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  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 3 cups cooked whole-wheat spaghetti (8 ounce or 1/2 pound dry)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, blanched*


  1. Mix warm water with peanut butter until light and creamy.
  2. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, and Tabasco sauce, and blend.
  3. Place spaghetti in a large bowl.
  4. Pour peanut sauce over the noodles.
  5. Add tomatoes, green onions, grated carrot, and blanched broccoli.
  6. Toss until thoroughly coated.
  7. *Blanching means cooking food at a high heat for a short time.
  8. Stovetop: Heat 4 cups of water a pot.
  9. When the water boils, transfer the broccoli to the pot.
  10. Be careful not to splash!
  11. Cook for 4 minutes, then empty the broccoli into a colander to drain.
  12. Microwave: put broccoli and 2 tablespoons of water into a casserole dish.
  13. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes.

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