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Summer Pasta Salad

Andrea Correale

Bright and colorful, this pasta salad is filled with lots of summer's best ingredients, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and asparagus. A dressing made of sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar is easy to put together but add a lot of flavor.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 Teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon fine sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Pound rotini pasta
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch cooked asparagus, chopped
  • 3 beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Pound edamame, boiled and shelled
  • 4 scallions, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons black sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

In a bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook the pasta and toss the pasta in with the vegetables and sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve at room temperature.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving306
Total Fat6g9%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated0.7g3.6%
Protein12g25%
Carbs51g17%
Vitamin A51µg6%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.9%
Vitamin C14mg24%
Vitamin E1mg5%
Vitamin K51µg64%
Calcium76mg8%
Fiber5g21%
Folate (food)130µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)130µg32%
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium71mg18%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus208mg30%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium535mg15%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11%
Sodium492mg20%
Sugars, added0.5gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.5%
Zinc2mg11%