Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce

Prep Time

Less than 10 mins

Cooking Time

10-30 mins





Cooking with

This simple, nutritious, all-season salad is full of flavor and bright colors. Substitute other vegetables if desired.


  • 1 8-oz package pasta shells
  • 4 cups broccoli flowers and stems, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, julienne
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 1 cup sesame seeds, light roasted in a dry pan
  • 1½ cups Mitoku Seitan, cut into bite-sized pieces

Peanut Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1-2 tbsp Mitoku Organic Tamari Soy Sauce (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Mitoku Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground ginger powder
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced

Preparation Method

  1. Cook noodles according to the directions on the package, drain, rinse in cool water and set aside.
  2. Separately blanche broccoli and carrots by dropping them into boiling, lightly salted water until they turn bright in color (3-5 minutes). Immediately immerse them in water to set the color, then drain and set aside.
  3. Toss the pasta, vegetables, sesame seeds and seitan together in a large bowl. Combine all sauce ingredients in a suribachi (Japanese grinding bowl), mortar, or blender and mix well. Pour over salad, toss gently, and serve.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme