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Thai Pasta Salad topped with a fresh sprig of basil
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5 from 8 votes

Thai Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with a light Thai dressing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 oz pasta I used thin spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • ½ sweet onion sliced

Dressing

  • cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Garnish

  • 1 Tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

Salad

  • Cook pasta. drain, rinse in cool water and drain again. Place in a large bowl.
  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and discard. Cut cucumbers into thin slices.
  • Add cucumbers, bell peppers and onions to pasta.

Dressing

  • Place rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes into a container. Mix well.
  • Pour dressing over pasta. Toss pasta until well combined with dressing.
  • Add fresh cut basil and cilantro and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Toss lightly.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Sunset

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg