Brown Rice Pasta Salad

OMG this is a delicious meal! The sauce in this salad makes it addictive and the texture of the brown rice pasta is heaven.

Brown Rice Pasta Salad (Adapted from a turkey recipe booklet!)

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp sriracha (Asian hot sauce)
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 250g brown rice penne or rotini pasta
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup snow peas or green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salted, roasted cashews
  • 4 cups salad greens

Combine the first 6 ingredients and set aside. Cook the pasta according to package directions (do not overcook!). Drain pasta and toss it with 1/2 the sauce. Set aside.

In a medium-sized pan, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and ginger for a minute and add the red pepper and green beans (if using) and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the snow peas (if using) and cook for another minute. Add the pasta and the remaining sauce and warm through for another 2 minutes. Add basil and cashews and remove from heat. Toss on salad greens. Y-U-M. I forgot to take a picture because I ate it way too fast…

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