Asian Vegetable Pasta Salad

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Cooking Method: Steam

Ingredients

3 oz linguini- i use dreamfields low carb
8 oz fresh sugar snap peas
2 c celery thinly sliced
1 c red bell pepper thinly sliced
1/2 c scallions sliced
DRESSING
1/4 c rice wine vinegar
1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp spicy (chili) toasted sesame oil
2 tsp peeled fresh ginger grated
1 large garlic clove grated
1/2 tsp sugar
1 fresno chile seeded and finely chopped (optional)
GARNISHES- USE ANY OR ALL
chopped cilantro
dry roasted peanuts chopped
crushed black pepper
toasted sesame seeds or toasted almonds
bean sprouts

The Cook

Linda Dalton Recipe
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Stoughton, MA (pop. 28,811)
Stripey
Member Since Nov 2011
Linda's notes for this recipe:
This is a variation of a recipe I created a number of years ago that gave me an opportunity to participate in a cook off for Cooking Light magazine. I didn't win the cook off, but the recipe is still a winner in my book. Plus it's easy, with familiar ingredients and even the pickiest eaters like it.
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Directions

1
Cook pasta according to package directons. Add the sugar snap peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place cooled pasta/snap pea mixture in a large bowl, stir in the celery, red pepper, and scallions.
2
To make the dressing I put all ingredients into a small jar, and shake to combine. Pour dressing over pasta/veggie mix, stir and refrigerate for a half hour or so. Garnish with some or all of suggested condiments.
3
I sometimes serve this as a side with grilled meat, but also love to stuff lettuce leaves with this salad and enjoy it as a roll-up appetizer. Plus, any vegetables you like should work in this recipe. Try green beans, broccoci, or carrots. You can also add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the dressing and make it a very kid friendly.
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user Linda Dalton Stripey - Jun 30, 2012
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user Lynn Socko lynnsocko - Jul 1, 2012
Linda this sounds delicious, and your photo is just beautiful!

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