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Asian Pasta Salad Recipe

Spruce up your party with an Asian Pasta Salad! Packed with an irresistible sweet and salty flavor and full of colorful, crunchy vegetables.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 238.59kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 8 oz spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup match stick carrots
  • 1 cup coleslaw mix
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced, white and light green parts only
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • Sesame seeds for topping


  • Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water. Add to a large mixing bowl along with carrots, coleslaw, pepper, onions and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sriracha and ginger. Whisk until combined. Pour over the contents in the bowl and toss to combine.
  • Mix well, cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, top with sesame seeds.


  • The sesame seeds offer a nice texture and finishing touch to your salad. Chopped peanuts would be a great, delicious option, too!
  • Snap peas are a great addition to the salad if you're looking to pack more veggies in.
  • Squeeze a half a fresh lime over the salad right as you're about to serve! The fresh lime juice will add an extra touch of total deliciousness.
  • If you need to prep this salad the day before, be sure to cook the noodles and keep the mixed dressing separate until you are ready to serve. Combine the noodles and dressing just before serving.
  • Have leftover rotisserie chicken? This side dish just became the main meal. Toss in some shredded chicken for a delicious lunch or dinner!
  • Don’t skip the cilantro! Even if you’re not a huge fan, this fresh-tasting herb will cool the spicy ingredients down and complement the mixture.
  • Feel free to serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • Make a second batch of this dressing and keep it on hand for another salad!
  • The spaghetti/angel hair is such a perfect noodle for this recipe, but in a pinch feel free to swap out for a different type of pasta.


Calories: 238.59kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.58g | Protein: 4.35g | Fat: 12.66g | Saturated Fat: 1.84g | Cholesterol: 2.19mg | Sodium: 549.47mg | Fiber: 2.55g | Sugar: 10.28g
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