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Asian Pasta Salad

Randy Mayor
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Use any combination of nuts and seeds. This salad would also be good with sliced bell pepper or shiitake mushrooms. Serve as an accompaniment to pepper steak or pork chops glazed with hoisin sauce. Look for the wheat noodles labeled as plain for this salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Chinese noodles, crumbled (such as ka-me)
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (10-ounce) package angel hair slaw

Nutrition Information

  • calories 130
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 20.9 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 165 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, sunflower seed kernels, and noodles to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently.

  2. Combine vinegar, broth, sugar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Combine toasted noodle mixture, green onions, and slaw in a large bowl. Add vinegar mixture, tossing well to combine. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.