Spicy Asian-Style Pasta Salad

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Salads: Spicy Asian-Style Pasta Salad
Serves: 6-8

1 pound linguine, broken in half
4 tbs. Oriental sesame oil
3 tbs honey
3 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
3 red bell peppers, seeded, thinly sliced
3 cups snow pea pods
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
¾ cup honey-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Rinse and drain very well. Transfer to large bowl. Whisk 3 tbs. sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, and cayenne pepper in small bowl to blend. Season with salt. Mix half of dressing into pasta. Heat remaining 1 tbs. Oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, snow peas, and onion and sauté until just beginning to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add vegetables to pasta. Mix in peanuts, basil, and enough dressing to coat. Serve, passing any remaining dressing separately.