Asian Pasta Salad

This summer my mom and I tried a TON of new recipes.

Since my hubby is in Scouts (and has it every Wednesday night), I would go to my mom and dad’s house with the kiddos until the hubby was done. I always brought a new dessert and she always tried a new recipe. Fun, huh?

It really forced us to try new recipes and figure out the ones we liked and didn’t like.

This next recipe is a new favorite. Even my dad insisted we made this again, and soon. Being a salad, it is perfect for summer time!

Delicious Asian Pasta Salad recipe - so delicious and flavorful! { }

I know you’ll love this Asian Pasta Salad. It is seriously one of my favorites now, and I already cannot wait to have it again. The pasta and the spinach together (with the dressing) make it so yummy!
Asian Pasta Salad
  • 16 oz. bag Tri-Color Rotini
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 TB sugar
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 cups diced chicken breast
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  1. Make pasta as directed and set aside.
  2. Cook sesame seeds in a skillet on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  3. Mix together vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds and pepper with a whisk until mixed well.
  4. Pour dressing mixture over pasta and mix until coated evenly
  5. Add chicken, spinach and carrots. Toss and serve.

It was adapted from The Cooking Mom, and turned out fabulous!!

We definitely plan on making these again.

Delicious Asian Pasta Salad

Asian Pasta Salad recipe

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  1. 1

    Awww…. that sounds like so much fun to do with your mom. I wish I lived close enough to my mom or sister to do something like that. :)
    And this does look delish!

    • 2

      It’s been super fun to do and has also helped me get some fun recipe posts for the future. Where is all your fam, Dezi?

  2. 3
    Athienna Calixto :

    Would this taste good at room temp? We are going to the beach and I am looking for light different items to bring vice the standard turkey sandwhich.

    • 4

      Yes, I think it would be fine at room temp. I would just wait to put the dressing on when you’re at the beach so it doesn’t get soggy. :)

  3. 5

    Approximately how much cilantro did you use?

  4. 6

    This dish was amazing! I followed it exactly (which is not what I normally do with recipes) and we are taking it on a road trip.
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  5. 7
    Carrie Perrins :

    Did you use any tomatoes or red peppers in this recipe??

  6. 8

    Beautiful colors! It does look like you used some ‘undocumented’ red pepper strips in the recipe, which look really nice with the spinach. I used to get probably the same tricolor pasta when my kids were little, the green with spinach powder in it and the orange with I think carrot. What a nice tradition you had having dinner with your mom and dad, so helpful that your own family was there on nights that your husband was busy.
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  7. 9

    Can this be made ahead of time with the dressing in it?

  8. 10

    I have made this twice now…LOVE IT. Crave it! Thanks so much, I love watching your posts on Facebook for food ideas! YUM

  9. 11

    This was a really good pasta salad except you didnt put cilantro in recipe so when I made my grocery list, I didnt buy that (and I love cilantro) but that is okay because it was still good. Next time i will be sure to get the cilantro.

  10. 13
    Heather in VA :

    Did you use rotisserie chicken? I didn’t see where you talked about preparing the chicken.

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