Asian Rotini Salad

For Week 2 of BM #47, I shall showcase some Pizza and Pasta varieties which are kid friendly.

We love a version of Indonesian noodles with Peanut sauce which a local noodles joint sells. So when I found a peanut sauce recipe, I had noted down the recipe. I thought the flavors in that sauce would closely resemble the sauce which is used in our favorite noodles. I was right on. It has since become a favorite with my family.
So check out for Day 1 ..

Ingredients - 

Pasta (I used tri color Rotini) 8 oz
Salt as needed
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Onions, chopped as needed
Carrots, Broccoli, steamed as needed
Tofu, cubed as needed
Cooking Oil 4 Tbsp
For the Peanut Sauce - 
Smooth Peanut Butter 1/4 cup 
Water 1/4 cup 
Rice Vinegar 1 Tbsp (I used Apple Cider Vinegar)
Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp 
Garlic cloves (minced) 2 nos 
Lime Juice 1/2 tsp (or more to taste)
Chilly Flakes 1-2 tsp (Optional - Omit for kids)

Asian Rotini Salad

Method Of Preparation -

Boil about 10-12 cups of water in a huge pot and add salt. Cook the pasta al dente as per the package instructions.

Drain, cover and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil and saute tofu cubes until they are evenly browned. Drain and set aside.

To Prepare the Sauce - 
Add all the ingredients required for the sauce in a mixing bowl and whisk until they are mixed well and a smooth sauce results.

To Assemble the Salad - 
In a wide bowl, add the cooked pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, steamed broccoli, steamed carrots and sauteed tofu.

Drizzle the peanut sauce and toss the salad so the sauce is evenly coated all over. Adjust the spice by adding more chilli flakes or crushed black pepper.

Garnish with chopped green onions and serve.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, December 10, 2014


  1. Lots of vegetables and so quick to put together. I have to try it.

  2. Sarita Says:
  3. Very colorful and yummy..sure kids love it with peanut sauce.

  4. Kalyani Says:
  5. A pasta salad is an interesting variation ;))

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. Salad pasta looks yumm dear :) healthy recipe !!

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Never had this pasta before Harini, sounds very interesting..

  10. delicious yummy salad.

  11. Saras Says:
  12. Colorful salad with all my favorite ingredients..

  13. Priya Suresh Says:
  14. Totally fallen in love with this salad, especially for the sauce, too good.

  15. Very interesting marking. It is a filling and wholesome salad ..super one.

  16. colourful and yummy pasta.

  17. Pavani Says:
  18. Yumm yumm!! What a colorful looking pasta. Love that peanut sauce.

  19. Kids would just love that colorful pasta!

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