January 15, 2008

Asian Pasta Salad

I derived this recipe from the Asian Pasta Salad recipe in my Southern Living Easy Weeknight Favorites. The major difference is I added different veggies and tofu and served it hot - as adam and I do NOT like cold veggies.

It was surprisingly good and easy to make.

Hot Asian Pasta Salad

8 oz. whole wheat linguine cooked, drained
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 green onions diced
1 can water chestnuts
2 cups broccoli heads chopped
garlic, 2 cloves crushed
sesame or canola oil.

Sautee all veggies until tender crisp. Near the end, add 1 package of diced tofu (you could keep it veggie or add other meat).

Drain pasta. Place veggies with pasta.

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1 T lemon juice
2 T toasted Sesame Seeds
dash of hot sauce
2 T brown sugar

Shake in a jar to combine

Pour dressing over pasta mixture and serve.

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