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Shortcut Asian Pasta Salad

Shortcut Asian Pasta Salad

 For a quick and easy Asian pasta salad that everyone is sure to adore, stop right here and check this one out. Tastes so delicious and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!

We love pasta anything in my house. Any kind of pasta is fine with my family. Even a cold pasta salad like this one.

The best part is aside from being so easy-peasy, it tastes full of flavor with great texture throughout and is delicious.

We like it as a side dish but, I do add some chicken, shrimp or even tofu in for a main dish meal.

You’ll love that it’s great to bring for picnics and barbecues as well as any potluck dinner.

Please check out my shortcut recipe.

Add in some of your favorite veggies or nuts to make this pasta salad your special way.

We love it just as is, but it’s nice to change things up every now and again. 

 

Shortcut Asian Pasta Salad

Yields: about 8 side dish servings

What Are The ingredients In This Colorful Looking Salad?

  • 1 lb box mini farfalle or bowtie pasta (4 cups dry)
  • 1 16 oz bottle Asian ginger sesame salad dressing, the dressings I use are Newman’s Sesame Ginger, Kens Asian Sesame, or Kraft. All these brands come in a light versions too. There’s vegan brands to choose from also. 
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

Optional add-ins

  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped or slivered nuts, such as almonds or chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

 

 

 

 

Directions:

Here are a few more delicious pasta salads….

Deli Style Pasta Salad

Classic Macaroni Green Pea Salad 

Shortcut Bacon Ranch Salad

Shortcut Asian Pasta Salad

For a quick and easy Asian pasta salad that everyone is sure to adore, stop right here and check this one out. Tastes so delicious and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!
Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
chilling 1 hour
Servings 8 side dishes
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1 lb box mini farfalle pasta (4 cups dry)
  • 16 oz Asian ginger sesame salad dressing, the dressings I use are Newman’s Sesame Ginger, Kens Asian Sesame, or Kraft. All these brands come in a light versions too
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 15 oz can mandarins oranges, drained
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

Optional add-ins

  • 1/8 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped or slivered nuts, such as almonds or chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. 1.Cook pasta according to package directions.

    2.. Drain and rinse just a little in cold water, drain well.

    3.In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta and bottle of dressing..

    4. Add cherries and mix in gently, try not to break up the pasta.

    5.Add mandarins and again, mix gently.

    6.Toss in chopped spinach either on top or gently mix in.

    7.For any additional ingredients, do the same as above and mix in gently.

    8.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Place on serving platter or bowl. Dig in and enjoy!

Simple and delicious!

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