Asian-style Pasta Salad

Asian-style Pasta Salad


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About this recipe: Here is an easy, versatile pasta salad using red capsicum and broccoli. Perfect for lunch or a picnic. You can easily increase the recipe to feed a larger crowd.

Cathy P.

Serves: 8 

  • 500g (2 cups) pasta of your choice
  • 170g broccoli florets
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 85g sweetpeas
  • 225ml Chinese-style dressing
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon til ka tel (sesame oil)
  • 1/2 tablespoon til (sesame seeds)

Prep:4hr  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

  1. Blanch broccoli by plunging in rapidly boiling water and taking out quickly after 3 to 5 minutes, adding sweet peas in the final minute. Remove from water.
  2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions; drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Toss pasta with dressing. Add broccoli, red capsicum, red onion, sweetpeas, ginger and garlic. Toss to coat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. When serving, sprinkle with sesame oil and sesame seeds.

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