Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad
Staff Writer
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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8
Servings
306
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.
 

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.6%
Protein
12g
25%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
51µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.9%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
51µg
64%
Calcium
76mg
8%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
130µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
130µg
32%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
71mg
18%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
208mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
535mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11%
Sodium
492mg
20%
Sugars, added
0.5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.5%
Zinc
2mg
11%