4.07.2009

Warm Thai Pasta Salad



Here is what we had for dinner tonight!



And here are the things that go into this little dish.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb thin spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken (optional)
  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce (more if you like)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/8-1/4 cayenne pepper
  • Parsley or Cilantro for garnish
Cook your pasta about 6 minutes. Toss in your asparagus and carrots and continue to cook for another 3 minutes until pasta is al dente and veggies are tender-crisp. Add your peas and remove from heat. Drain and rinse. Place in a large bowl and add your chicken.

For the dressing, whisk together your soy sauce, peanut butter, oils, and cayenne. Pour over your pasta and toss well. It would be best to garnish this dish with fresh cilantro but you can substitute parsley if you would like.

This salad can be served warm or cold. You can also top with red pepper flakes and toasted sesame seeds for extra goodness!

~Enjoy~

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11 comments:

momstheword said...

You guys sure eat good at your house! I don't know, I'm giving the twitter a try out.

mysteryhistorymom said...

My husband and I often go out for Thai food on our date night. Now I can try this at home! Thanks so much! It looks delicious! Lori

BarbaraJean said...

Too spicy for me but sounds good.

Kathy B! said...

This is fantastic. I ADORE Thai food. I can not wait to try this... I'm pretty much doing dinner straight from your blog these days and it is soooo nice :)

Jen said...

That looks really yummy!! I may have to try it!

Debbie said...

This sounds great and very versatile. I think we'd love it.

Terri said...

Yummy! My kids would love the noodles with it!

Lora said...

Yum! I'm going to have to save that one in my "must make" bookmarks!

Visiting you from SITS...have a wonderful day!

Kelly Deneen said...

Yum! That recipe looks really yummy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today!

Molly said...

I love what peanut butter does to Thai flavors! Can't wait to try this one.

Connie Weiss said...

I just made an Asian dish this week with peanut butter in it and it was wonderful!

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