Tuesday, February 23

Recipe Redux - Sesame Mango Salad

This is one of my favorite salads to take to potlucks.  It is based on this recipe but they make it so hard to get to I tweaked it a bit and put it here for easier reference.

  •  2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 box mini bowtie pasta
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • mangoes, peeled and diced
1. In a large pot, boil the noodles until tender but firm to the bite, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain and rinse under running cold water and drain again. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining vegetable oil with the sesame oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, if using. Whisk to mix well. Add the noodles, green onions, carrots, mango, and cilantro and toss. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Refrigerate the salad for 2 hours, stirring every half hour, so that the noodles absorb the dressing evenly. Serve the salad cold with the sesame seeds sprinkled over the top.