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10 Ways to Spice Up Your Pasta


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Asian Fusion
Head half way around the world for some Asian inspiration.
Head half way around the world for some Asian inspiration.
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When many people think pasta, they think of Italian dishes. Pasta noodles are also a key ingredient of many Asian recipes as well. For a quick and easy summer pasta recipe you can eat cold, you may want to try one of these. Pick a small shaped pasta like farfalle or fusilli, and then make the pasta and chill it overnight in the fridge. The next day, combine the pasta with some sesame oil, broccoli florets, soybeans, sesame seeds and a dash of soy sauce. This is just one variation of an Asian pasta salad. You can also add chopped peanuts, peppers, snow peas, diced red onion or fresh ginger, just to name a few other ingredients. Try out some different combinations to get it just right. You can also impress your friends by serving the dish with chopsticks and a fortune cookie.


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