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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


  • 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


  • 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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  • sdipiazza
    Jun 11, 2016

    I had to downsize to two servings. This was different and delicious. I mixed the salad ingredients and refrigerated until ready to add the dressing. I let it sit at room temp for about 1 hour before serving....very good...will make again.

  • TerryH1387
    May 18, 2015

    Disappointed. Family did not care for it.

  • TexasCookie
    Jul 30, 2014

    Delicious and easy to prepare. Wonderful accompaniment to baked chicken.

  • dobielady
    Jun 22, 2013

    Be sure to use "seasoned rice vinegar". I used first..then added seasoned instead..luckily it came out good.

  • ladybug810
    Apr 8, 2011

    This recipe is out of this word fantastic!!

  • JaneneMarie
    Jul 7, 2010

    Wonderful and easy to make. I also used whole wheat pasta and it added even more flavor. I would suggest serving it the same day you toss in the dressing. I made it the night before and the pasta soaked up a lot of the sauce...a little dry but still very tasty :)

  • jkwhalen
    Jun 20, 2010

    Awesome pasta salad! Always a hit when I take it to a potluck! I make it with whole wheat pasta and no one knows because the sauce is brownish due to the peanut butter. Even the kids love it!

  • wkbowlby
    Feb 19, 2010

    This salad is AWESOME! I have made it many many times and shared the recipe with many people! My bowl always comes home empty from potluck!

  • wkbowlby
    Aug 2, 2009

    I have made this several times and took it to church potluck once, now I'm giving the recipe to everyone....they loved it!

  • sassysueRN
    Apr 18, 2009

    We made this for Easter lunch to accomodate the vegetarians in our family and it was delicious! Leftovers kept well and I enjoyed it for lunch at work!