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Thai Pasta Side Salad Recipe

Thai Pasta Side Salad Recipe

A tasty peanut dressing lightly coats pasta and cabbage in this easy-to-make side dish that's perfect for potlucks or outdoor events. Try sesame oil instead of olive oil if you have some on hand. Laurie Davison - Clearwater, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cabbage, peppers and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey and oil.
  • 2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to cabbage mixture. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Just before serving, sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 161 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.