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 capsicum and broccoli. Perfect for lunch or a picnic. You can easily increase the recipe to feed a larger crowd.

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g dried pasta of your choice
    • 185g broccoli florets
    • 1 red capsicum, seeded and chopped
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 90g snow peas
    • 1 cup Asian-style dressing
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

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

    1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions; drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, adding snow peas the final minute. Remove from water.
    3. Toss pasta with dressing. Add broccoli, red capsicum, red onion, snow peas, 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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