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Thai-Style Pasta Salad
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Posted to Thread #18947 at 11:38 pm on Sep 7, 2010
THAI-STYLE PASTA SALAD
3/4 cup natural peanut butter (I used lightly salted natural peanut butter)
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp water (I used a little less)
3 - 6 Tbsp vegetable oil (I used about 3 Tbsp canola oil)
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 1/2 - 2 limes)
3 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
3 Tbsp Asian (dark) sesame oil
3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3/4 tsp. salt, or to taste
3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
(original recipe uses 1 Tbsp sugar - I omit it)
4 oz. snow peas, strings removed
1/2 lb. Chinese rice noodles/vermicelli (can substitute angel hair pasta or spaghettini/thin spaghetti). (I used thin spaghetti)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) coleslaw mix
5 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into thin strips
1 cup mung or soy bean sprouts
1/2 cup chopped scallions (or 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion) (I used a touch more than 1/2 cup scallions)
In medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Set aside.
Bring large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside. Meanwhile, cut ends off snowpeas and slice into thirds on diagonal. Steam until just cooked, keeping them a little crunchy. Rinse under cold water.
In an extra large serving bowl, combine noodles, snow peas, coleslaw, radishes, tomatoes, cucumber, sprouts and scallions (or onion). Toss with about 2/3 of the dressing and serve the remaining dressing on the side OR toss with all the dressing at once. Serve at room temperature, not chilled.
Makes about 4 main dish servings or 6-8 side dish servings.
Adapted from The Vegetarian Times.
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