Chopped green onions, shredded carrots, chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro for topping
In a small saucepan, heat the sesame oil and red pepper flakes on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Pour the oil through a fine strainer into a liquid measuring cup and discard the pepper flakes. To the warm oil, whisk in the lime juice (or vinegar), honey and soy sauce. Set aside.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine according to package directions. Drain the noodles and return them to the pot or to a large bowl. Toss the noodles with the oil mixture.
Serve the noodles warm, room temperature or cold with the desired toppings sprinkled on top.
Spiciness: this dish is very spicy with two tablespoons of red pepper. I use one tablespoon and it's just right for us - still packs a little heat but not so much to be unbearable. If heat kind of scares you, start it out with 1/2 tablespoon. If you are a crazy person, go for the two tablespoons. Sesame Oil: also, as noted in the ingredient list, you can use toasted or regular sesame oil. Toasted will give a deeper, nuttier flavor but I've used both with good results.