Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lunch idea!

My kids love love love the Chinese meatballs and spaghetti, I'm sure they will love this lunch.

Asian Green Bean Salad

3 ounces uncooked linguine - I'm sure you can use any sort of spaghetti - I plan on using whole wheat.
1 pound green beans, trimmed - I bet substituting sugar snap peas or snow pea pods would be delicious!
2 cups diagonally sliced celery
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup (1/2") slices green onions
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup rice ine vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly gournd black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

1. Cook pasta according to directions.  Add beans during last 3 minutes of cooking.  Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.
Place in bowl stirring in celery, peppers, onions and cilantro.
2. to prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, whisk until blended.  Add to salad and toss well.  Serve chilled.

Yields 8 1 cup servings.

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