This amazing salad recipe was given to me by a friend who used to know someone at the now closed Larry’s Markets in the Seattle area. I’ve added to the recipe a little – so it’s not exactly the same… but better! I take this to every picnic and everyone loves it! May also add diced chicken for a variation.
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, chili oil, and sugar in a large bowl. Toss the pasta in the dressing, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onion, and bell pepper. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate for a cold salad.
Per Serving: 338 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 16.8g; sodium 1020mg.