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Thai Pasta Side Salad

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • 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.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to cabbage mixture. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Just before serving, sprinkle with peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 161 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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