This salad get its kick from ground red pepper. You can go hotter or milder by adjusting the amount of red pepper
- 6 ounces whole wheat pasta or 6 ounces buckwheat noodles
- 1⁄3 cup sweet red pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce or 1⁄4 cup tamari
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon macadamia nuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon honey
- In a large pot of boiling water over medium high heat cook the pasta for 8 minutes or until tender.
- Drain well and place in a large bowl Add the red peppers, scallions, soy sauce or tamari, oil, ginger, nuts, garlic, cilantro, ground red pepper and honey.
- Toss well.
- Let the salad marinate for 1 hour before serving.
Fantastic!!! This pasta salad is so full of wonderful flavors, I could hardly wait for it to marinate! Easy to put together, with just a bit of chopping to do. If you're not sure about loving the sesame oil flavor, I would suggest using less to start and adding the rest after you taste. I didn't have any macadamia nuts so left it out. Hope you don't mind Tish, but this was just great without them.
I'll give this 5 stars since I made a lot of horrible substitutions since I didn't have certain ingredients and it still came out good (i.e. teriyaki for soy sauce, canola for sesame oil...). I'll definitely make this according to plan next time!
Great flavours, but my husband and I actually prefered this as a warm side dish, instead of a cold salad. I made this with dark soy sauce and served this as a side side to Easy Pork chops Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops (Or Chicken)(3 Ingredients).