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Summer Pasta Salad


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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  • 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


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.