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Spicy Pasta Cucumber Salad

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.

Cooking Light MAY 2011

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Total: 20 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 207
  • Fat: 5.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 294mg

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Spicy Pasta Cucumber Salad Recipe