Crunchy Asian Pasta Salad

A soy sauce dressing adds Asian inspiration to a veggie and fruit pasta salad.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 10

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
1
package (3 oz) Oriental-flavor ramen noodle soup mix
3
tablespoons sugar
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons white vinegar
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon soy sauce
3
cups coleslaw mix
1
cup snow pea pods, strings removed, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2
cup sliced almonds, toasted
1
can (15 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained

  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together seasoning mixes from pasta mix and soup mix, sugar, oil, vinegar, water and soy sauce. Add pasta, coleslaw mix, pea pods, almonds and oranges; toss to combine.
  • 4 Just before serving, coarsely crush dry noodles from soup mix; stir into pasta mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring constantly until they are light brown.

This salad is delicious served with grilled chicken, burgers or pork.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
610mg
610%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.