Cold Sesame Noodles

Quick & tasty lunch via Shutterbean.

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  • 3 packages ramen noodles (without flavor packets)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 scallions, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup tahini (peanut butter can be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • kosher salt
  • 1 persian cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • toasted sesame seeds, for serving
  • toasted sesame seed oil, for serving
  1. Cook the ramen according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Cook the red pepper flakes in the oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat until sizzling, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in scallions, tahini, vinegar, soy sauce and 3 tablespoons water. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Toss with pasta in a large serving bowl.
  5. Serve topped with cucumber, carrot,  sesame seeds, sliced scallions and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.
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