Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a very simple salad to make that tastes impressive.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add almonds and sesame seeds.
  4. Sauté until slightly brown, set aside.
  5. Combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and white pepper in a jar.
  6. Cover tightly and shake.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Combine cabbage, scallions, water chestnuts and pasta in a large bowl.
  9. Toss in nut mixture.
  10. Toss with dressing before serving.
Most Helpful

Very tasty salad! I served this as a one-dish meal for my husband and me. I didn't have angel hair so I used spaghetti, nor did I have enough almonds so I threw in a handful of pinenuts. I also used red pepper flakes instead of white pepper and I added soy sauce and sesame oil to give it more of an Asian flair. So I discovered this is a very versatile dish with flexible ingredients! I might add mandarin oranges next time...

Literary Mom March 19, 2003

We JUST made, (and consumed), this pasta salad, and it was fabulous. This would be great to take to a party or potluck. It was even better the next day! Make sure you get a SMALL cabbage, or just use half of a big one! Thanks for the recipe. Even the "picky-eaters" ate it!

JenTLU April 12, 2010

I've been using this recipe for a long time. My SIL made this and it was so delicious I had to ask her for the recipe although I do not use water chestnuts and I use only 3 oz. of pasta.

scancan November 29, 2007