A cool, quick, tasty pasta dish, perfect as a side at your next barbecue!
1/4 cup sesame oil (House of Tsang Pure Sesame Oil scores an 8 on the NuVal scale)
1/4 cup black soy sauce (Kikkoman less sodium soy sauce scores a 23)
2 T sugar (NuVal score: 1)
2 T balsamic vinegar (not scored)
1 lb vermicelli (Dreamfields spaghetti, which scores an 87)
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted (Simply Organic sesame seeds score an 82)
1 cup green onions (NuVal score: 100)
2 T chili oil (Sun Luck oil scores a 24)
1. Mix sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, chili oil and vinegar.
2. Cook vermicelli in boiling water until barely tender. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again.
3. Toss the pasta with the dressing. Add sesame seeds. Top with onions before serving.