Cold Udon Salad
The idea for this pasta salad came to me as I was dozing off at the Institute of Contemporary Art last Sunday, during a performance of one of John Cage's pieces for a prepared piano. I've learned that when you close your eyes at a contemporary music performance, the people around you are apt to think that you're meditating on the profundity of the soundscape (unlike when you close your eyes during a contemporary dance show, and everyone knows you're asleep). Flashes of cole slaw...Udon noodles...last week's salad dressing...
1/2 a purple cabbage, chopped
4 carrots, shredded
About 2 tbspn basil, chopped
Unsalted peanuts, toasted in a shallow pan
1 package udon noodles
Combine the chopped cabbage and shredded carrots.
Moisten with olive oil, and season with salt.
Cook the udon noodles by the directions on the package.
Prepare the Tahini Lime Dressing.
Combine all ingredients together, and refrigerate until cold.
Pasta salad like in my dreams.