Asian Linguini Salad

Asian Linguini Salad

Serves: 12

Fruits and Vegetables: ¾ cup per serving

Ingredients

1 box (16 oz) whole-wheat linguini, uncooked

1 pound snow peas, fresh, snipped stems

1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips

  or julienne cut

1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and

  sliced thin

1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and

  sliced thin

1 cup scallions, chopped finely

Dressing Ingredients

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup sesame oil

3 tablespoons soy sauce, low-sodium

2 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash and prepare vegetables. Set aside.
  2. Cook linguini according to package directions or to desired tenderness. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add carrots and snow peas. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
  3. Place cooled linguini, carrots and snow peas in a large serving bowl and add peppers and scallions.
  4. Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, pour over linguini mixture, and toss well. Add sesame seeds.
  5. Chill before serving.

Tips

  • Use vegetable or canola oil instead of sesame oil and use white or red vinegar instead of rice vinegar for a less expensive meal.
  • Substitute fresh green beans for snow peas.
  • To julienne a vegetable means to cut it into small, thin pieces the size of matchsticks.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 270; Carbohydrates: 44 g; Fiber: 7 g; Fat: 8 g; Saturated fat: 1 g; Sodium: 260 mg

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