Asain Pasta Salad

Serves 4

  • 1-cup whole grain corkscrew pasta
  • ½ cup snow pea pods
  • 1 medium carrot
  • ½ cup sliced red bell pepper
  • ½ can (4 oz) of baby corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ can (4 oz) mandarin oranges drained, save juice
  • Dressing:
  • Juice from mandarin oranges
  • 2 Tbsp light tamari soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp splenda
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger, or ½ tsp ginger puree

asain pasta salad

– to make it more into a meal rather than a side feel free to add grilled chicken!

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to box instructions.
  2. Meanwhile in large bowl mix together dressing ingredients with whisk. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water.
  4. Add pasta to bowl with dressing and toss.
  5. Cut the pea pods into halves diagonally. Cut carrots and pepper into 1-½ inch long thin strips. Slice baby corn in half lengthwise.
  6. Toss veggies into pasta and dressing.
  7. Add mandarin oranges and lightly toss
  8. If you are going to use chicken – grill, slice and add!
  9. Refrigerate and serve

Serving size: ¾ cup

  • Calories per serving: 150

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