Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A delicious pasta salad using bow-tie pasta. It is great as a side dish or as a light lunch. As with any pasta dish, the longer you allow it to marinate in the refrigerator the better the flavor will be. The recipe doesn't call for salad to marinate in the refrigerator but I recommend it. (Recipe courtesy of Olivia Hines at AllRecipes)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well.
  4. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onions.


Most Helpful

A friend made this for us and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! If memory serves I think she added snow peas as well. Not your typical pasta salad.

lucky ladybug November 07, 2010

This recipe is amazing! I have served it to countless people and they always ask for the recipe. I have made it without the chicken as a side dish as well. I use (1/4 cup of oil as well.

mmhartnagel April 13, 2009

Wonderful stuff. I followed the recipe, except I increased the chicken amount and cubed it as I was using this for a dinner main dish. I also added some sliced mushrooms. Marinating improves the flavors. I re-heated some leftovers the next day and it was even better! Next time, I think I might try adding some crisp, crumbled bacon.

Alskann December 16, 2006

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