5 Not-Your-Typical Pasta Salad Recipes
Every one of these potluck staples gets better as it sits, tastes great at room temperature—and offers up a little something different.
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A Healthy Salad with a New Kind of "Pasta"
No-cook noodles that pack fewer than 20 calories per serving may sound impossible—until you meet shirataki noodles. These are springy when served al dente and made from Japanese white yams (look for the noodles near the tofu in your grocery store). The strands are very mild tasting, so this recipe has you toss them with a creamy, Southeast Asian-inspired sauce that packs a fiery punch; as well as a verdant mixture of fresh herbs, including basil and cilantro.
Get the recipe: Spicy Peanut Shirataki Noodles