This recipe is adapted from BHG.com, however the ingredients were slightly changed as per availability at the time of preparation & as per taste. Anyway this is a delicious pasta recipe, especially for pasta lovers. It is very easy to prepare within few minutes. Ginger & peanut added the extra taste to it.
Ingredients (3-4 servings)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 small cucumber, sliced lengthwise
1 medium carrot, sliced into thin strips
1 medium yellow and/or green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium sized onion -sliced
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Cook macaroni as per package directions.
Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.
Meanwhile, in a jar, combine oil, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and shake to combine.
In a large bowl, combine pasta, cucumber, carrots, pepper, onions.
Add dressing, and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 8 hours.
To serve, sprinkle the salad with chopped peanuts.
Note: Adjust above ingredients as per taste