Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oriental Slaw Pasta Salad

Oriental Slaw Pasta Salad

I love this salad.  It's a great blend of my favorite flavors and textures.  You could leave out the noodles and call this a slaw.  You could use 1 bag of cole slaw mix instead of the shredded cabbage and carrots.  Sliced red pepper would also be great here, but I didn't have any on hand.  Two tablespoons of sesame seeds would also be a nice addition.

-1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
-1/2 head red cabbage, shredded
-5 carrots, shredded
-1 box whole wheat linguine, cooked al dente
-5 scallions, sliced
-fresh cilantro leaves
-2 c edamame, cooked
-1/2 cucumber, diced
-1 c peanuts

-juice of 1 lime
-1 inch chunk ginger
-1 clove garlic
-5 Tbsp olive oil
-8 Tbsp soy sauce
-3 Tbsp sesame oil
-1/3 c brown sugar
-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
-3 Tbsp rice vinegar
-1 Tbsp peanut butter

Puree dressing ingredients in blender or food processor.  Toss with salad ingredients.  Chill 1-2 hours prior to serving.

No comments: