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PointsPlus Sesame-Ginger Pasta Salad

Sesame-Ginger Pasta Salad

Create a refreshing and healthy meal with some fresh cucumber, radishes, carrot, whole-wheat noodles, and a little Asian-inspired flair. It's a welcome departure from the usual pasta salads out there, often laden with heavy dressings and cheese.

Ingredients

  • Salt, to taste
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti or buckwheat soba noodles
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber (2-inch lengths)
  • 3/4 cups thinly sliced and halved radishes
  • 3/4 cups thinly sliced and halved carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallion, white and green parts
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain the spaghetti, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. In a large serving bowl, whisk together the water, soy sauce, canola oil, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, sugar, and garlic until blended.

Add the pasta, ¾ cup of the cucumber, ½ cup each of the radishes and carrot, 3 tablespoons of the scallions, and 2 tablespoons of the peanuts and toss to combine. Top the salad with the remaining cucumber, radishes, carrots, scallions, and peanuts. Season with the red pepper flakes and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving174
Total Fat7g10%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated0.7g3.6%
Protein6g11%
Carbs25g8%
Vitamin A101µg11%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.8%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin E1mg5%
Vitamin K16µg20%
Calcium26mg3%
Fiber0.9g3.7%
Folate (food)32µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)32µg8%
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium55mg14%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus104mg15%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium189mg5%
Sodium208mg9%
Sugars, added0.5gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.7%
Zinc0.9mg6.1%