Oriental Pasta Salad

Pastas and Stir-fries, Salads.
If fresh pasta is not available, this dish is just as tasty with dried pasta. Use tricolour or spinach pasta for a more colorful salad and for an additional boost of flavor and protein. Sprinkle a handful of chopped peanuts to the salad before serving. 

Oriental Pasta Salad


Quantity Ingredients
1 package (350g) fresh, broad pasta such as linguine or fettucine
1 tbsp peanut oil
3 green onions, sliced
1 1/4 cups sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
a few drops of hot pepper sauce


1. In large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain well and rinse under cold water. Place in large serving bowl. Toss with peanut oil. 2. In small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar and hot pepper sauce. Pour over pasta; toss to coat. Mix in green onions, mushrooms and basil. 3. Refrigerate and serve as a cold salad. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 391 calories, 15g total fat. 

Source: The Peanut Bureau of Canada website at http://www.peanutbureau.ca