This was a lovely Asian take on pasta salad and would be equally good made with noodles rather than pasta.
Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad (from Blog Chef)
60g dried pasta shapes
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp black pepper
1 chicken breast, shredded
1 tsp coriander, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
Heat a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook while stirring until they are lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook according to packet instructions. Drain the pasta and cool under running water.
In a jar with a tight fitting lid combine vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, black pepper and sesame seeds. Shake well.
Put the pasta into a bowl or lunchbox, pour over the dressing. Add the chicken and mix well. Add the green onions and coriander and serve.