California Asian Pasta Salad

California Asian Pasta Salad
Staff Writer
Anna Costa

This is a dish that will have everyone at the party asking you for the recipe. Infused with Asian flavors from sesame oil and soy sauce, it has a touch of California as well, tossed with avocados and a raspberry-flavored vinaigrette. 

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6
Servings
595
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound corkscrew pasta
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 Cups spinach, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 Cup toasted, slivered almonds

For the dressing

  • 1/2 Cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 Cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Tablespoon mango chutney
  • 3/4 Cups raspberry vinaigrette
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 Cups diced avocado

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and run until cold water to stop the cooking. Once cooled and drained, place the pasta into a large salad bowl and add in parsley, toasted sesame seeds, green onions, spinach, and toasted almonds. 

For the dressing

Whisk together all of the ingredients. Toss together with the pasta and vegetables. Add the avocado last and lightly toss before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
70g
54%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Calcium, Ca
252mg
25%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
109mg
16%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
2023mg
100%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Asian Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Asian Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.