sesame napa pasta salad

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By Kathy W
from Englewood, OH

This salad is crunchy and delicious. You can make it ahead of time and is great for taking to a picnic or carry in.

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sesame napa pasta salad

  • 1 md
    head napa cabbage
  • 1 lb
    spaghetti, cooked
  • 4-6
    green onions, thin sliced
  • TOPPING
  • 2 pkg
    ramen noodles, broken into small pieces
  • 1 c
    sliced almonds
  • DRESSING
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    tamari or soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make sesame napa pasta salad

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the ramen and slivered almonds. Place on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until slightly browned - about 10 minutes. Check frequently to prevent burning. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Cool and place in large bowl
  • 3
    Add thin sliced green onions and shredded Napa cabbage to pasta.
  • 4
    Dressing
  • 5
    Mix together tamari, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar and sesame oil and salt and pepper.
  • 6
    Add about half to pasta and Napa mixture. Mix well. taste and add more dressing if needed. You want the salad coated but not drowned in dressing.
  • 7
    Serve almonds and ramen on the side. Or, add just before serving (to prevent ramen from getting soggy).
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