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Oriental Pasta Salad

  • Yields 2 gallons salad
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

    INGREDIENTS

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

    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)

    PROCEDURE

    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.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 160 (30% from fat); Total Fat 5g (sat 1g, mono 1g, poly 3g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 25g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 10g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 390mg; Calcium 25mg; Potassium 194mg

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