Mango & Peanut Sauce Pasta Salad

Servings: 10
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Recipe Categories: Vegetarian, Salad, Main Dish


1 tablespoon salt (optional)
1 1-pound box bow-tie pasta (or shape of choice)
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated (about 1 tablespoon)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 large mangos (about 3 pounds total), peeled, pitted and diced
2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced (about 1 cup)
2 scallions, chopped (about ½ cup)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a large pot. Add salt and pasta and cook according to package instructions for al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water. Drain pasta in colander, rinse with cold water, drain again and transfer to large bowl. Add toasted sesame oil and toss to coat.

2. In a separate large bowl, whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, ginger and sugar; adding pasta water as needed to thin. Add cooled pasta, mango, red peppers, scallion, and cilantro to peanut sauce and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature.