Spicy Pasta Cucumber Salad

Spicy Pasta Cucumber Salad Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Miso is a thick soybean paste with a salty, slightly sweet flavor. Look for it in the refrigerated part of the produce section or with the dairy products, or substitute soy sauce.


6 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 207
Fat 5.2 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Sodium 294 mg


3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons white miso (soybean paste) or lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups thinly sliced seeded cucumber
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 (9-ounce) package fresh linguine


1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut linguine into thirds; cook according to directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Toss pasta with cucumber mixture.