Sesame Noodles

For peanut dressing

  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 medium garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili-garlic paste, optional

For noodles

  • 3/4 lb angel hair or thin spaghetti
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts

Purée dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl.

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain in a colander, then rinse well under cold water. Toss with oil.

Add pasta, scallions, bell peppers, and sesame seeds to dressing, tossing to combine, garnish with peanuts, and serve immediately.

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