Tropics Oriental Pasta Salad

Featuring Tropics Oriental Dressing
3rd Place Winner: Salad Category
By Anne H. Usui, Honolulu, HI


It's more than a dressing...it's Tropics!

1 pkg. Radiatore or rotini pasta
2 carrots
1/4 cup Chinese parsley
1 large tomato
2 cups Chinese snow peas
1 pkg. Wun tun strips
2 bottles of Tropics Oriental Dressing

Allow three days to prepare for this delicious salad.
Day 1: Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Cool thoroughly by rinsing with cold water; drain well. Place pasta in a large container. Pour 1 bottle of Tropics Oriental Dressing into pasta; toss well. Marinate for 2 to 3 days. Very important step for desired flavor.
Day 2: Gently shake the pasta container throughout the day and night to finely mix the marinade and pasta.

Day 3: Three hours prior to mixing finely julienne the carrots. Mince the Chinese parsley and eliminate the stems. Cut tomatoes into small cubes. Lightly cook the snow peas, cool, then slice in half. Mix all the ingredients with the pasta, except the tomatoes and wun tun strips. Add more dressing to the salad according to personal taste and to add moistness. Prior to serving toss the pasta salad and add tomatoes. Transfer to serving bowl. Rim the wun tun strips on top of the salad

Makes 8 to 10 serving