Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad

Source: Colorado State University
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Main Ingredient: Pasta, Vegetables
Menu Part: Salad
Cuisine Type: Asian
Serves: 20

Featuring fresh veggies and pasta, this salad is filled with spicy notes and crunch.

Ingredients

1 lb. dry linguini pasta
4 oz. Blanched Broccoli Florets [recipe follows]
4 tbsp. dry, whole sesame seeds
1 tbsp. roasted, dark sesame oil
1 cup Saigon Sizzle Stir-Fry Sauce
2 tbsp. Cholula Half Gallon Hot Sauce
3 oz. diced red peppers
1/2 cup pre-shredded carrots
1/4 tbsp. chopped green onions

Blanched Broccoli Florets
4 oz. fresh broccoli florets
1/8 tsp. salt

Steps

  1. Cook linguine (do not break) in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and cool down immediately under running cold water.
  2. Prepare Blanched Broccoli Florets. (recipe follows)
  3. Toast sesame seed on sheet pan in 350°F oven for 4 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden colored. Let cool.
  4. Combine sesame oil, Saigon Sizzle and Cholula sauces. Toss with noodles until thoroughly coated. Add vegetables and toss to combine. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds on top.
  5. Serve cold with tongs.

Blanched Broccoli Florets

  1. Trim brown stems if necessary. Cut large florets into smaller pieces.
  2. Add salt to large pot water and bring to a boil. Place broccoli in wire basket and submerge in boiling water. Cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until bright green.
  3. Immediately drain and shock in ice water to stop cooking. Drain thoroughly and store in shallow Lexan containers with drain pans inside.