Asian-style pasta salad

    Asian-style pasta salad


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    About this recipe: Here is a versatile pasta salad with a twist, using red pepper and broccoli. Perfect for lunch or a picnic. You can easily increase the recipe to feed a larger crowd.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) packet pasta of your choice
    • 170g (6 oz) broccoli florets
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 85g (3 oz) mangetout
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) Asian-style dressing (like Briannas Mandarin Dressing)
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

    Prep:4hr  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

    1. Blanch broccoli in rapidly boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, adding mangetout the final minute. Remove from water.
    2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions; drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
    3. Toss pasta with dressing. Add broccoli, red pepper, red onion, mangetout, ginger and garlic. Toss to coat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. When serving, sprinkle with sesame oil and sesame seeds.

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