Recipe by WholesomeHunter
"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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red pepper flakes, or to taste
chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste
shaved green onions, or more to taste
honey-roasted peanuts, or more to taste
toasted sesame seeds
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. :)
I didn't enjoy this dish. The sesame oil and soy sauce were overpowering.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Norris' Sesame Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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