Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oriental Pasta Salad

Tired of that same old pasta salad recipes? Try my Oriental pasta salad for a tangy take on a cold pasta salad.

pasta salad recipe

We have been making lots of salads this summer and this went perfect with the barbecued teriyaki chicken we had the other night. A little something different.

Oriental Pasta Salad

Take any noodles you would like but I used bow tie and boil as usual. Now this is for a large bowl as we are a large family so make adjustments.

Add generous amounts of chopped celery, bell pepper, water chestnuts (one can), cilantro, green onions and some chopped cashews. Sesame seeds would be good but I did not have any.

For dressing I used almost a half cup of canola oil and 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar. Add to that teaspoon of sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and toss with salad. Refrigerate for a few hours.


19 comments:

  1. You had me at pasta but CC my Asia lovin' kiddo will love this.

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  2. Yummo. This sounds like a good dinner for later this week!!!

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  3. sounds yummy!!!

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  4. Looks delicious, and similar to the dressing I use for Chinese Chicken Salad.
    YUMMY!!

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  5. This sounds delish, and I bet it is even better the next day!!!

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  6. looks yummy.Just wanted to give you a heads up. I am doing another game and giveaway.

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  7. Ooohhh... that looks good. Must try!

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  8. Oh this looks soooooooo good. I will definitely make this one. The dressing sound super. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Sounds super simple and delicious!

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  10. Oh-this looks like a great dish for a hot summer night- YUM- xo Diana

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  11. Oh yum! That looks and sounds wonderful!!

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  12. Looks wonderful. Cilantro makes everything good! Never heard of Rice Wine Vinegar...and I've heard of it on 2 blog post today. Going to have to look for that.
    ~betty

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  13. Looks and sounds amazing. I may have to share it on my blog so don't be surprised and think you logged on to yours...hee hee..

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  14. Thanks Elaine for sharing this yummy salad. I love to make salads as side dishes and pasta is one of my favorites.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Looks delicious and cool considering how hot its been.Thanks for asking about the chicks they are fine I will posting them tomorrow or Monday so be sure to stop by!

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  16. This looks tastey...think I need to "pin" this :) Thanks!! Laurel

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  17. Hubby loves pasta salad during the summer. Thanks for the recipe, Elaine!

    And thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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