This Peanut-Sesame Pasta Noodles Salad was so much easier than I thought it would be and the results were fantastic. The combined flavors of tangy, sweet, salty, nutty, with hints of garlic and ginger, blended well in the thick dressing that richly coated the spaghetti noodles used. It was hard to believe that something so healthy and easy tasted so good.
Memorial Day is next weekend and the thought of summer and barbecues made me revisit this recipe I often make this time of year. I anticipate the heat will drive me out of the kitchen and straight to the grill. When that happens, I need to think quickly what chilled salads will go well with the family’s favorites — pork and chicken barbecues, Filipino-style.
The great thing about this salad is the ease of putting it together. You can use any type of cooked pasta you have on hand. You can also add any type of salad greens or vegetables that are in season. Best of all, you can make this salad ahead and that gives you more time to spend with family or simply to relish the meal you prepared.