HOW TO MAKE PASTA SALAD

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Ginger Peanut Pasta Salad

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. corkscrew macaroni or fine noodles
  • 20 fresh pea pods (tips and stems removed)
  • 1 small cucumber (quartered lengthwise and sliced)
  • 2 medium carrots (cut into long thin strips)
  • 1 medium yellow and/or green sweet pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced radishes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bias-sliced green onions
  • 3 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 recipe Ginger Salad dressing (below)
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
Ginger Salad Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp grated ginger root
  • several dashes hot pepper sauce
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. During last 30 seconds, add pea pods. Rinse with cold water and drain. Combine pasta and veggies. Add Ginger Salad dressing and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 2-8 hours. To serve, toss salad and sprinkle w/ peanuts.
This nice pasta salad is ready..enjoy it !

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