Rating: 4.37 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Do not question whether or not to try this recipe. It is a nice pasta salad for any occasion that, once tasted, one cannot resist having some more.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Mix spaghetti, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, corn oil, red pepper flakes, and salt together in a large bowl until spaghetti is evenly coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Add cilantro, green onions, peanuts, and sesame seeds; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 10.8g; sodium 446.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
Very good! I used spiral pasta b/c I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. I cut back a bit on the cilantro b/c I like it but not enough to put that much in lol. Great flavor combination and I LOVED the honey-roasted peanuts! I would totally make this again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2013
I didn't enjoy this dish. The sesame oil and soy sauce were overpowering. Read More
(1)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
Very good! I used spiral pasta b/c I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. I cut back a bit on the cilantro b/c I like it but not enough to put that much in lol. Great flavor combination and I LOVED the honey-roasted peanuts! I would totally make this again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2013
This salad was fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly except I added a few squirts of lime juice to give it a bit of extra tang although it's also perfectly good without it. I went full gourmet and made my own honey roasted peanuts which I think gave it a sophisticated touch. I think this would also be a great main dish with the addition of tofu or chicken. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2013
Second review I made it again this time I had sesame seeds and they were definitely a nice addition. The first time I used about a half teaspoon of pepper flakes this time I added a whole teaspoon. That's about where I like it. The biggest change we made which I think is the perfect balance is using 1/4 cup sesame oil instead of a half cup. This made room to experience more of the flavor profiles and other agreed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
My mom just made this dish definitely a keeper. Spaghetti noodles are the way to go. Make sure to let the sauce sit for a least four hours and DONT skip the nuts if possible Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2013
I'm eating this salad on day two and it is even better than day one. Used spaghetti 1/4 cup sesame oil 1 tsp red pepper flakes threw in a few more peanuts and added 3 cups cubed poached chicken breast 1 cup snow peas and 1 cup shredded carrots. (Drained the spaghetti on top of the peas and carrots in a colander to blanch them.) Served as a meal in a bowl! This recipes lends itself to all kinds of additions. It also makes a ton! Will cut in half next time I make it - unless I'm feeding an army! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2013
I didn't enjoy this dish. The sesame oil and soy sauce were overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2013
Just made this......I found it a bit bland so I added about a tsp. of balsamic vinegar. That helped. It wasn't bad.....just not great. I like more of a burst of flavor in my food. Just personal preferences. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2013
This is a great recipe! It's fantastic as it is but I like my veggies. I used about 3/4 the amount of pasta and added a couple of cups each thinly sliced carrots and small broccoli florets. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice on top and you have an amazing lunch or dinner! Yum! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2015
My husband and I loved this; but too spicy. Next time will cut the red pepper flakes in half. Also I substituted roasted almonds for the peanuts b/c my nephew has a peanut allergy. This recipe had an addictive quality -- couldn't stop eating despite the heat. How far in advance can it be made and still taste good or can it be frozen? I have a brunch coming up at the end of a busy weekend. Was hoping to make it on Thursday and serve it on Sunday. Will that work? Read More