Bow Tie Pasta/w Mustard-Sesame

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

Ginger "juice" and Dijon mustard add a unique intensity to this chicken pasta salad.(Eating well magazine).


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Serves:

8 servings

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
boneless,skinless chicken breasts, cooked and thinly sliced
4
inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
3 Tbsp
dijon mustard
2 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
reduced-sodium soy sauce
8 oz
pkg. snow peas, stems and strings removed
1 lb
whole wheat bow-tie pasta(farfalle)
2
stalks celery, sliced on the bias
1
red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4x3-inch strips
2
scallions, green part only, thinly sliced on the diagonal
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
sesame seeds, toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place chicken pieces in a bowl and chill.
Mustard-Sesame Dressisng:
Finely grate ginger into a fine sieve placed over a small bowl. Firmly press out all the liquid with the back of a spoon. (You should have about 1 1/2 Tablespoons liquid). Add mustard, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and soy sauce to the ginger juice and whisk until creamy; set aside.
2
Salad:
Bring 4 qt. salted water to a boil. Blanch snow peas in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a colander. Rinse under cold running water and set aside. Return the water to a boil, add pasta and cook until just tender, about 8-10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside. Combine celery, bell pepper, scallions and the reserved chicken, snow peas and pasta in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy