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Creamy Asian Pasta Salad | Kid Friendly Things To Do

cold Asian pasta salad

A delicious cold pasta salad with and Asian Flare. 

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of sugar snap peas – halved
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sliced sweet pepper – orange, red or yellow
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1 (4 oz.) jar of pickled ginger – drained

Dressing: 

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions 
  • Drain and rinse in cold water
  • Place in a large bowl
  • Mix in carrots, peas, onions, pepper, almonds and pickled ginger 
  • In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients
  • Pour dressing ingredients over the macaroni salad
  • Toss to coat
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight

Notes

Optional Topping…

  • I added crunchy noodles to the top just before serving. I like the crunch, but it will not refrigerate well. The noodles will get soggy. 
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