Friday, July 1, 2011

Sesame Noodles with Peppers & Pine Nuts

(Serves 6)
225g spaghetti                                            Dressing:
1 teaspoon vegetable oil                            60ml lime juice
½ red pepper, thinly sliced                      3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 onion, thinly sliced                                  1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 (400g) can bean sprouts, drained        1 tablespoon water                
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped          1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh coriander,                   1 teaspoon ground ginger
   chopped                                                    2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons pine nuts                            dash red pepper flakes                       
1.   Prepare spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
2.   In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add red pepper and onion. Sauté until slightly tender. Add drained bean sprouts and spaghetti. Remove from heat. Toss with basil, coriander and pine nuts.
3.   Combine dressing ingredients. Mix well. Pour spaghetti mixture into a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Serve slightly warm or cold.

Calories per serving: 219
Carbohydrates: 37g (grams) | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 3g
Tip: This pasta dish will jazz up your baked chicken breast or fish fillet.


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