Bow Tie Pasta/w Mustard-Sesame

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 servings
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Bow Tie Pasta/w Mustard-Sesame

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.

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About Bow Tie Pasta/w Mustard-Sesame

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




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