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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An Asian Classic with a Trick Up Its Sleeve
A tangle of angel-hair pasta; thin strips of sweet red bell pepper; half-moons of refreshing cucumber; and, bright green, crisp-tender edamame are reasons enough to love this main-course noodle salad. But what makes it sing is its dressing, which, in addition to the usual soy sauce, sesame oil and Dijon mustard, includes rich, syrupy molasses, an ingredient that adds fantastic flavor and also helps the sauce stick to every ingredient. Finally, a smattering of sliced scallions and sesame seeds on top gives the dish even more color and texture.
Get the recipe: Edamame, Red Pepper and Tofu Sesame Noodles