Peanut Sesame Pasta Salad

Peanut Sesame Pasta Salad

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8
20 min.
prep
30 min.
total
6 Servings

This Asian-inspired Peanut Sesame Pasta Salad is great at an outdoor party or perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients

  • PEANUT DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Cooking Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Chili Garlic Sauce
  • PASTA SALAD
  • 12 oz. dry bowtie pasta
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 cup thinly sliced or chopped snow peas
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch matchstick-size pieces
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
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FOR PEANUT DRESSING:

PLACE
peanut butter, soy sauce, water, ginger, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, honey and chili garlic sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Transfer to large serving bowl. Refrigerate.



FOR PASTA SALAD:

PREPARE
pasta according to package directions. Drain under cold running water.



ADD pasta, bell peppers, snow peas, carrot, green onions and sesame seeds to dressing; toss to combine. Serve immediately.



SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Try topping salad with grilled chicken or steak.

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Great meal

This pasta salad was as quick as it promised, and blends a great variety of flavors. I substituted the 1 T of chili garlic sauce for 1 T (so 3 total) of the sweet chili sauce and just added some chopped garlic. Leftovers stay flavorful!

- Tabitha from Madison, WI

WONDERFUL!!!

My husband and I LOVED this recipe. It was even better the second day. My kids didn't like it to much, but their not asian fans. I did make a few changes the second time I made it. I put less peanut butter, about 1/3 C, 2T of sweet chili sauce and 3T of chili garlic sauce. I added watercress nuts and didn't add the green onions (I don't like them) ** I did double the sauce and used a hole box of pasta (16 ozs). It's saucy and really great. It needs more sauce if you let it set over night. ** I took it to my daughters school for a teachers lunchen and they all want to recipe now.

- Tammy from Mount Pleasant, SC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 15g (23% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (12% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 850mg (35% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 57g (19% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g (20% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 45% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 110% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 50% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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