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Sesame Noodle Salad

March 18, 2019

Here’s a salad that’s nutty with toasted sesame seeds. Perfect anytime of year. It makes a quick and easy Spring-time meal.

Ingredients Makes 4 servings

2 tbsp toasted sesame oil 30 mL
1 tbsp canola oil 15 mL
2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 10 mL
1 clove garlic, minced 1
Sea salt and freshly ground 
white pepper
12 oz egg noodles, cooked, drained and cooled 375 g

11⁄2 cups snow peas, blanched 375 mL
1⁄2 cup julienned carrots 125 mL
2 Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 2
1⁄2 cup chopped green onions 125 mL
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 60 mL
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) 10 mL


  1. Dressing: In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine sesame and canola oils, soy sauce and garlic. Add salt and white pepper to taste and shake vigorously. Set aside.
  2. Salad: In a large bowl, combine noodles, snow peas, carrots, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
To toast sesame seeds: Place seeds on a baking sheet and toast in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fragrant and golden, stirring once or twice.


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