By Dragonfly AZ on July 15, 2005
Photo by Mantarae
Photo by Mantarae
"Got this off a 30 Minute Meal segment. I love the mix of flavors in this dish. This will last several days in the refrigerator. Cook time is chilling time."
Serving Size: 1 (143 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"It was......eh. "Sauce" was pasty. Was awful as per the recipe. Slightly improved with the addition of the brown sugar recommended by other reviewers. Will most definitely not be making this one again."
"Hubby and I thought this was good. Neither of my children would eat it, but they are 1 and 2 and very picky these days, so I wouldn't really factor their opinion into the equation. Anyhow, I pretty much kept to the recipe, only I omitted the sprouts in hopes the kids would eat it (should have put them in since we like them and the kids didn't eat it anyway) and I also cut back on the hot sauce for the kids sake. I think next time I would like to add ginger to this. We ate it with egg rolls on the side. I ate leftovers for lunch today and it really does taste even better after sitting overnight. Thanks for posting the recipe."
"I am forced to give this recipe 5 stars. I really didn't expect this to be so good! I didn't think I was ever going to find a recipe that combined peanut butter and spaghetti that I liked but this really is a keeper! The sauce is perfect - it coats well but isn't heavy. I took other reviewers advice and used 1 tbsp hot sauce and 1 tbsp brown sugar - other then that I made the sauce as directed. Only other change was slicing up cabbage myself (2 cups) and grated carrot (1/2 cup) Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I added chopped cilantro and left out bean sprouts as I didn't have any and was too lazy to run to the store. Hubbie loved this one and would give it 5 stars. I liked it quite a bit (very rich!) and the kids were so-so (I left the hot sauce out because of them, but hubbie and I added it to ours at the table.) On the subject of "hot sauce" called for in the recipe- the best it the Asian kind Sriracha sauce, or as we call it, "roster sauce" because of the picture of a roster on the front. We can get it at Ralph's grocery store in CA in the asian food section- a clear plastic sqeeze bottle with a green top. Caution!!! It is HOT. I will make this one again. Next time I think I will add some chopped up grilled chicken."
"What a gorgeous looking salad this is! I chopped up half a red cabbage instead of the coleslaw mix and used sprouted mixed legumes (lentils, kidney beans, garbanzos, lots of good stuff). The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that I agree with Cadylnn that the peanut sauce just isn't the greatest. I took her advice and added 1 t. fish sauce and 1 T. brown sugar and it improved it a lot. I'm looking forward to eating this for lunch for the next few days."
"This was pretty good. I made it just as the recipe reads but was disappointed with the sauce. First I felt like there was not enough of it for 8 oz of noodles and secondly I felt like it needed some sweetness as well. I ended up putting about a tablespoon of brown sugar along with some fish sauce we use for all of our other thai meals. The end result was good, just not our very favorite thai dish."
"Everyone loved this salad - I have made it twice in a week and it was a big hit both times. I used vermicelli noodles, and I used spicy Thai chili sauce for the hot sauce. I also like a touch of sweet, and added 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce to the dressing. This will be a staple at our house for sure."
"Very good. I did have to make some substitutions for what I had on hand. Used small broccoli florets instead of bean sprouts. The dressing seemed like it needed some sweet so I used sweet chili sauce instead of hot sauce. DH and DD loved it as it was. For me, I would probably used less soy sauce the next time but the overall produce was a great change of pace."
"I tried Chef #875065's revision of the recipe. It was the best pasta salad I've tasted in a long while. It seemed like it had parmesan cheese in it. Yum, Yum, Yummie"
"This is so good. I used olive oil instead of the sesame oil and used peanuts instead of sesame seeds. I left out the bean sprouts also. I also used rice noodles. I did all this because I didn't have all the ingredients it called for but I'm glad I did it turned out so good."
"Great! I especially like it with Asian stir fry noodles, ciantro, in the sauce I add some lime juice (1/2 a lime), ginger (chopped, 1 Tbs), honey (2 Tbs) and I serve it with scallops and tiger prawns. Big hit for the whole family!"
"Fabulous! Served with Honey Teriyaki Salmon, and a spinach salad with sprouts, water chestnuts, mandarin oranges and slivered almonds (ginger soy dressing). Really, really delicious and EASY! The only change I made was to add some chopped cilantro - yum!"
"Very good, quick and easy to make! I had it room temp at the first sitting, and chilled as leftovers and it was good both ways."
"Really good. I think that I will add some chicken and maybe peanuts to it next time. Everyone at my dinner party loved it. Can't go wrong with this easy, make-ahead dish."
"This easy-to-make salad is very yummy, versatile, and addictive! I halved the hot sauce, increased the coleslaw mix to 3 cups, and added about 1/3 pound diced roasted turkey breast from the deli. We really enjoyed this satisfying salad ~ Thanks for sharing a winner! "
"Wow! How quick and easy could this be? Followed the recipe, but added diced chicken, extra bean sprouts, subbed shredded carrots for the red pepper (DS doesn't like it)and peanuts for the sunflower seeds...it's what I had on hand. After the spaghetti was cooked and drained, I cooled it in a ice water bath for about 10 minutes to quicken the cooling process and then drained it again. This would make a great pot luck dish,easy, inexpensive and "YUMMO"! Thanks for the posting."
"AZ - I really like this recipe. When I made the sauce I thought there would not be enough for all the noodles. Wrong - Perfect blend of flavors as well as just enough sauce so the noodles wouldn't be dry or wet. I loved the coleslaw in it-and added some sugar snap peas and used some cheyanne pepper for spice. Thanks"
"Rachel Ray has done it again :) How easy this was and very good. I served it cold as a side to Teriyaki Burgers and dh raved about it! Thanks for posting!"
"Delicious...I added about 1/4 cup honey to add a little sweetness. "
"This is a fabulous salad! I loved the blend of flavors and the textures A must have in your recipe files! Instead of using hot sauce, I used 3/4tsp crushed red pepper-gave it a little kick. Next time I'll add diced cooked chicken for more of a main meal entree. Thank you so much for sharing!"