Healthy Asian Sesame Pasta Salad

YIELD 6-8 servings


1 pound (1 16-ounce box) brown rice fusilli pasta (or favorite noodles)
1 inch fresh ginger root, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup roasted peanuts to garnish
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (or nama shoyu)
3 tablespoons peanut butter, organic if possible
1 cup red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 stalks of fresh green chives, chopped


1. Boil the pasta according to package directions, which will vary if you’re using gluten-free pasta or whole-wheat pasta. Set aside to cool.

2. Mix sesame oil, peanut butter, and soy sauce in a small bowl, and then toss with pasta.

3. Toss remaining ingredients with pasta. Enjoy at room temperature, cold, or warm.

Recipe and photography by McKel Hill. This recipe originally appeared as Healthy Asian Sesame Pasta Salad from

For more Asian recipes on, check out the following:

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Angela K.
Angela K.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe2 years ago

Oh - this sounds good enough to eat (LOL)!!
I copied it and put in my recipe file. I need to go shopping for some brown rice fusilli pasta, and the ginger root.

Joemar Karvelis
Joemar Karvelis2 years ago


Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago

Noted thanks

Julie D.
Julie D.2 years ago

Mmmmm, sounds yummy, thanks for the recipe!

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