Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oriental Pasta Salad

Warning: this salad is DELICIOUS, but the dressing will give you bad breath... cut down the ginger and garlic if you are planning on being in public after eating this, or having long, meaningful conversations.  Bagged cole slaw mix could be substituted for the cabbages and carrot.  Cilantro and/ or bean sprouts would also be great in this salad, but I didn't have any on hand (and I read this week that pregnant women shouldn't eat any type of sprout... although I'm still not sure why).  If you like more pasta than veggies in your salad cut each of the cabbages down to 1/2 a head, but I like LOTS of veggies in my salad.

Oriental Pasta Salad

-1 package whole wheat linguine, cooked and drained
-1 head green cabbage, shredded
-1 head red cabbage, shredded
-4 carrots, shredded
-5 scallions, sliced
-1 cup dry roasted peanuts
-2 tsp sesame seeds

-juice of 1 lime
-6 Tbsp olive oil
-8 Tbsp soy sauce
-3 Tbsp sesame oil
-⅓ cups Brown Sugar
-3 Tbsp ginger, minced
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Mix salad ingredients together. Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over salad. Mix with tongs.  Chill at least 2 hours prior to serving.


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