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Pasta Salad

No barbecue, backyard get together, or summer outing is complete without pasta salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1/3 cups rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cups neutral oil
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 6 oz pasta short preferred
  • 2 cups red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper cored and sliced
  • 1 orange pepper cored and sliced
  • 1 cucumber deseeded and julienned
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cups fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cups green onions sliced


  • Whisk together the dressing and set aside.
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  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. When the pasta is ready, give it a quick rinse under cool running water, making sure that none of the pieces are sticking together. Drain well.
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  • While the pasta is cooking, prep the vegetables.
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  • Add the pasta to a large bowl and toss with 1/2 of the dressing, making sure to coat each piece of pasta.
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  • At this point the pasta should be fairly cool. Add the vegetables, the remaining dressing, and toss to coat evenly. Enjoy!
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Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7.6g