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Norris' Sesame Pasta Salad Recipe
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Norris' Sesame Pasta Salad

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"Do not question whether or not to try this recipe. It is a nice pasta salad for any occasion that, once tasted, one cannot resist having some more."

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Mix spaghetti, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, corn oil, red pepper flakes, and salt together in a large bowl until spaghetti is evenly coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Add cilantro, green onions, peanuts, and sesame seeds; toss to combine.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 21, 2013

Very good! I used spiral pasta b/c I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. I cut back a bit on the cilantro b/c I *like* it, but not enough to put that much in, lol. Great flavor combination, and I LOVED the honey-roasted peanuts! I would totally make this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 31, 2013

Just made this......I found it a bit bland, so I added about a tsp. of balsamic vinegar. That helped. It wasn't bad.....just not great. I like more of a burst of flavor in my food. Just personal preferences.

 

13 Ratings

May 20, 2013

This salad was fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a few squirts of lime juice to give it a bit of extra tang, although it's also perfectly good without it. I went full gourmet and made my own honey roasted peanuts, which I think gave it a sophisticated touch. I think this would also be a great main dish with the addition of tofu or chicken.

 
May 19, 2013

Second review, I made it again this time I had sesame seeds, and they were definitely a nice addition. The first time I used about a half teaspoon of pepper flakes, this time I added a whole teaspoon. That's about where I like it. The biggest change we made, which I think is the perfect balance, is using 1/4 cup sesame oil instead of a half cup. This made room to experience more of the flavor profiles, and other agreed.

 
Apr 11, 2013

My mom just made this dish, definitely a keeper. Spaghetti noodles are the way to go. Make sure to let the sauce sit for a least four hours and DONT skip the nuts if possible

 
Jun 03, 2013

I'm eating this salad on day two and it is even better than day one. Used spaghetti, 1/4 cup sesame oil, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, threw in a few more peanuts and added 3 cups cubed poached chicken breast, 1 cup snow peas and 1 cup shredded carrots. (Drained the spaghetti on top of the peas and carrots in a colander to blanch them.) Served as a meal in a bowl! This recipes lends itself to all kinds of additions. It also makes a ton! Will cut in half next time I make it - unless I'm feeding an army! Thanks for the recipe!

 
May 30, 2013

This is a great recipe! It's fantastic as it is, but I like my veggies. I used about 3/4 the amount of pasta and added a couple of cups each thinly sliced carrots and small broccoli florets. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice on top and you have an amazing lunch or dinner! Yum!

 
Apr 13, 2014

Left out cilantro because we don't like it. This is a keeper.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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