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Peanut Sesame Pasta Salad

Peanut Sesame Pasta SaladTry this Asian-inspired pasta salad at your next outdoor party. Make this a main dish by topping salad with grilled chicken or steak.

Recipe Ingredients:

Peanut Dressing:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Cooking Soy Sauce
1/3 cup warm water
2 tablespoons peeled, chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Sweet Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Chili Garlic Sauce

Pasta Salad:
12 ounces dry bowtie pasta
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 cup thinly sliced or chopped snow peas
1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch matchstick-size pieces
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Peanut Dressing: Place peanut butter, soy sauce, water, ginger, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, honey and chili garlic sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Transfer to large serving bowl. Refrigerate.
  2. For Pasta Salad: Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain under cold running water.
  3. Add pasta, bell peppers, snow peas, carrot, green onions and sesame seeds to dressing; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 410 Calories from Fat: 130 Total Fat: 15 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 850 mg Carbohydrates: 57 g Dietary Fiber: 5 g Sugars: 11 g Protein: 15 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.