Sesame Cold Noodles with Zucchini & Cabbage

by May 18th, 2011 // Dinner, Lunch, Sides, Veggie Friendly

Sesame Cold Noodles with Zucchini & Cabbage

It’s been a ca-razy day today and I’m just getting around to posting the latest Perfect Picnic recipe. These Sesame Cold Noodles are one of my all time faves because they get better with time and taste great at room temp.

The cabbage and zucchini add a nice little crunch to the dish but the flavor comes from the awesome gingery, peanut buttery dressing. The adults dug right in while the kids ran around the park only half listening to the music in the background.

The only thing wrong with this recipe is that there’s never enough left over.  What’s your favorite picnic pasta dish?

Sesame Cold Noodles with Zucchini & Cabbage Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 7 mins

1 pound spaghetti (we use whole wheat)
2 small zucchinis, shredded
1 bag shredded green cabbage
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon honey
1 garlic clove, minched
1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoons kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper
sesame seeds

1. Place cabbage and zucchini in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Cook pasta til al dente in a large pot of boiling water. (About 7 to 8 minutes)
3. Meanwhile, whisk together oils, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, salt and fresh cracked pepper.
4. Drain pasta and transfer to bowl with zucchini and cabbage. Pour dressing over pasta while it’s still warm and toss to coat.
5. Garnish with sesame seeds to taste. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before eating.

Serves: 8 to 10





21 Comments on “Sesame Cold Noodles with Zucchini & Cabbage”

  1. 1.) Breanna Lowery
    May 19th, 2011

    My favorite picnic dish is my mom’s pasta salad (secret ingredient is western dressing) and cold fried chicken.

  2. 2.) Abby
    May 19th, 2011

    I will def be trying this recipe!

  3. 3.) Cecilia
    May 19th, 2011

    My favorite pasta salad dish is made with rotini, pesto, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries. So yummy!

  4. 4.) Melissa
    May 19th, 2011

    I love any pasta salads for picnics!

  5. 5.) Danielle F
    May 19th, 2011

    My favorite past picnic dish is a Lime Black Bean and Corn salad. Fresh, easy, and delicious !

  6. 6.) heather
    May 19th, 2011

    I’ve been checking back in hopes you posted this! Thanks – it sounds very yummy!

  7. 7.) Diana
    May 19th, 2011

    Smoked sausage, cheese and crackers make a great picnic…

  8. 8.) Breena
    May 19th, 2011

    My favorite picnic dish is Banana Pudding with vanilla wafers and whipped cream! I have a bit of a sweet tooth!!

  9. 9.) Anna
    May 19th, 2011

    Kidlet’s dad makes these awesome muffaletta sandwiches. They are super easy & perfect for picnics.

  10. 10.) Elisa
    May 19th, 2011

    Orzo salad with sundried tomatoes, feta, and other veggies is also great cold at a picnic!

  11. 11.) Miranda
    May 19th, 2011

    I like making orzo with feta, grape tomatoes and kalamata olives.

  12. 12.) Sumin
    May 19th, 2011

    My favorite picnic pasta dish is pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and basil.

  13. 13.) Michele
    May 20th, 2011

    I love orzo with feta, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes, dressed with simply lemon juice and olive oil. Way refreshing and EASY to prepare!

  14. 14.) ctb
    May 20th, 2011

    Love! Sesame-peanut butter noodles – I like to add shredded carrots & cucumbers to my version – always a hit = )

    Almost any kind of salad is great for picnics – pasta & potato salads especially. I also make a couscous salad w/ chopped walnuts, apples & peas & a chickpea salad w/ tomatoes, cukes, scallions & parsley.

  15. 15.) Andi
    May 20th, 2011

    I make a yummy salad with roasted pumpkin (butternut squash), baby spinach, toasted pepitas and quinoa. You could substitute quinoa with orzo Dress it with lemon juice and zest, EVOO and a smidge of dijon mustard. yum!

  16. 16.) Erica
    May 20th, 2011

    I just make up a new creation that I think would be fab for a picnic. I mixed together english peas, caramelized onions, goat cheese, a couple of sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, and just a little pesto and serve with sliced bread or crackers.

  17. 17.) Terri
    May 20th, 2011

    sesame noodles, yum!
    last night I threw this salad together: whole wheat couscous, chickpeas, feta cheese, radishes, cucumber, sweet red pepper, black olives, red onions dressed with a bottled sun-dried tomato dressing. served it over spring mix greens.

  18. 18.) Emily
    May 20th, 2011

    A quiona salad with corn (uncooked, just cut from the cob), tomoatoes, cilantro, scallions and avocado. Dressed with olive oil. Yummy! Also good with orzo.

  19. 19.) Kathy henderson
    May 21st, 2011

    I make a fruit salsa with cinnamon chips!

  20. 20.) Kathy henderson
    May 21st, 2011

    Forgot to add that I’m following you on Facebook!

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    December 21st, 2011

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