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.


    Nutrition Information: Each serving (1/10 of recipe) contains 376 calories, 52 g carbohydrate (17% Daily Value), 4 g fiber (17% Daily Value), 12 g protein (24% Daily Value), 15 g fat (22% daily value), 3 g saturated fat (13% Daily Value), 0 mg cholesterol (0% Daily Value), 946 mg sodium (39% Daily Value), and 423 mg potassium (12% Daily Value).
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