1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
2. Mix pasta with vegetables.
3. Process raisins and half of the soy sauce until mixture is smooth.
4. Add remaining soy sauce; continue to process until mixture is smooth.
5. Add mayonnaise, ginger and sesame oil; process until well mixed (NOTE: If processor capacity is small, combine ingredients in a mixing bowl; mix well).
6. Combine 6 cups of the dressing with pasta and vegetables; chill.
7. Just before serving, add remaining dressing and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Note: Broccoli may be blanched for brighter color and tenderness.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds pasta, any style
  • 8 Cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 Cups sliced celery
  • 4 Cups sliced carrots
  • 3 Cups green onions

Procedure

Oriental Dressing

  • 4 Cups California raisins
  • 2 Cups reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 4 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 30%); Total Fat 5 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 390; Potassium 194; Total Carbohydrate 25; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 10; Protein 3; Calcium 25; Iron 2;

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