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Thai Pasta Salad {with Peanut Dressing}

You'll love this Pasta Salad for it's delicious peanut sauce dressing and crispy veggies. Add a little sriracha if spicy is your thing!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound dried pasta like rotini or cavatappi
  • 1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped
  • sriracha hot sauce to taste

For the Peanut Dressing

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbl. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbl. soy sauce or coconut aminos for GF Version
  • 1 Tbl. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbl. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbl. sriracha or more for spicy version

Instructions
 

For the Pasta Salad

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool to room temperature. Toss with a little sesame oil to keep from sticking.
  • Toss cooked pasta with remaining pasta salad ingredients (reserve some chopped cilantro and peanuts for garnish). Toss with prepared peanut sauce.

For the Peanut Dressing

  • Whisk together all ingredients. Pour over pasta salad and toss to coat completely. Garnish with chipped cilantro and peanuts.