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Sesame-Avocado Pasta Salad

What you need: 

1/2 pound vermicelli or angel hair pasta
1 ripe avocado, diced in 1" pieces
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup lemon and/or lime juice
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
pinch salt
2 cloves garlic, crushed

What you do: 

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and rinse in cold water to chill.
2. Mix other ingredients in a small cup and pour over avocado.
3. Add cold, drained pasta and mix thoroughly.

Preparation Time: 
10 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2

SO HOW'D IT GO?

WOW. agreed with all the positive reviews! This only took me as long to boil the pasta that I had. I just played along with the ingredients of the dressing by eye, and it came out amazing!!!!!!! I bet this would be really good with soba noodles. yummm.

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i love this recipe and make it as often as possible, with a variation in between the original and baypuppy's. i use 1 tbsp of sesame oil, 2 overspilled tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and a couple splashes of chili garlic sauce. i also never use salt, as the lemon juice makes it tart enough. thanks for the recipe!

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Reading the mixed reviews, I changed this up a little. I used 1 TB lemon juice, 1/2 TB sesame oil, and about 1/2 TB dark soy sauce. Left out the salt and subbed hot chili oil for the red pepper flakes. the result was lightly lemony. i think the soy sauce helps to balance things out and provide a "flavor bridge" between the lemon and sesame oil. not sure if this is something i would make again, but it was a good dinner.

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