Gypsy Pasta Salad With Wasabi Ginger Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Top Review by rsarahl

This proved to be trickier than I thought and was very interesting since the sauce quantities are open for interpretation. I used 1 Tbsp chopped jalapeno, 2 Tbsp wasabi paste, 1 Tbsp powdered ginger and about 1/2 cup water. Since wasabi is japanese horseradish, I didn't add any additional horseradish(the recipe was a little confusing). Nonetheless, this has quite a zing! 3 star rating because the sauce recipe is confusing without any quantities; also, the pasta salad was oily using 8 oz of olive oil. I liked the combination of roasted red pepper, olives and cheese. There's a lot of potential here: next time I am going to try this using a little sesame oil in the pasta salad instead of olive oil, and I am going to fiddle with the ingredient quantities for the sauce to see if I can get the taste and texture right. Mimi, do you have any ideas for quantities on the sauce? I would love to know what you used so I can give this another try.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wasabi Ginger Sauce: in a separate bowl, mix together the fresh jalapenos, wasabi, horseradish, and powdered ginger.
  2. Use a small amount of water if necessary.
  3. This will make your"Wasabi Ginger" sauce.
  4. Take 3 tablespoons of this sauce.
  5. Cook Ziti Al dente, drain and Reserve.
  6. Drain peppers place in food processor until almost liquid.
  7. Pour into large bowl.
  8. Add Wasabi Ginger Sauce and Olives.
  9. Slowly mix in Olive oil.
  10. Now add pasta and Cheese mix well and Serve.
  11. Enjoy.

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