Pasta Winter Slaw with Spicy Korean Dressing

In the dark days of winter it’s nice to have some color, spice and zest into our meals to remind us that summer is not so far away – this Pasta Winter Slaw with Spicy Korean Dressing delivers just what you need right now!

Pasta Winter Slaw with Spicy Korean Dressing | Simply Fresh Dinners

Just because there is three feet of snow in the yard does not mean we have to eat heavy, brown meals every day.  The beauty of this salad is that it uses seasonal vegetables and the dressing adds some much needed zing to our taste buds after so much comfort food.

Using Chickapea Pasta ensures that it’s healthy as well and the extra fiber and protein that you are adding to your diet is a bonus.

Pasta Winter Slaw with Spicy Korean Dressing | Simply Fresh Dinners

This is another great recipe to clean out the fridge of leftover vegetables.  Switch it up and serve this delicious slaw with chicken or shrimp to create a great dinner.

If you’re not a fan of water chestnuts, replace them with peanuts or cashews for that added crunch. The jalapeno is totally optional. If you don’t like the heat or have little ones just leave it out.

I’ve included a pic of Chickapea Pasta so that you can recognize it when you see it on the shelves in February.  I’m so excited that this healthy product will be available in stores in the US!  It’s also on Amazon here.  I love that so many people with dietary issues can now have a pasta that actually tastes like pasta!  And for me, I needed a healthy pasta cos I’m just plain addicted to the stuff, ha!  Thank you, Chickapea for the healthy, guilty free indulgence!

Pasta Winter Slaw with Spicy Korean Dressing | Simply Fresh Dinners

I used both kale and spinach because we can’t get too many nutrients in us during the cold and flu season.  I always have spinach on hand and toss it in everything – soups, salads, stir fries – you name it.

What are you doing to add some colour and spice to your meals these days?  I know it can be a challenge with time and fewer seasonal vegetables available.  Share your ideas with me on Instagram with the  hashtag #simplyfreshdinners so I can share with my readers.  Cheers!

NOTE:  This post is sponsored by Chickapea but my love for their fabulous products is all my own!

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Introduce some color, spice and zest into your meals with this easy salad from Simply Fresh Dinners!

9 Comments

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    O my goodness! This sounds amazing!!! Asian pasta salad <3 Love chickpeas pasta, water chestnuts are the bomb, btw 😉

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    Chris Scheuer
    January 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    This looks so fresh and healthy Robyn! Just what I need right now. Love the rainbow of colors in this pretty salad.

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    blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    January 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    That dressing! I have all of the ingredients in my pantry right now, so I’ll be trying it this week. And the veggies + pasta are beautiful!!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    January 9, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Wow – what a beautiful bowl of deliciousness! And the dressing sounds incredible. I love everything about this recipe! Have a terrific week Robyn!
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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    January 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Such a colorful salad and the spicy dressing sounds great.
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    Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
    January 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    This is right up my alley! That dressing sounds amazing, Robyn!!! And the bright and vibrant colors in this salad sure would offset the week of grey, wet weather we’ve been having! Also… never tried chickpea pasta, I love chickpeas so I’ve gotta find this!

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    January 11, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    We love spicy! So this would be perfect for us. That dressing looks fantastic. Thanks!
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    Linda Primmer
    January 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This is lovely and with some spice. It looks too pretty to eat. So glad you took some time off Robyn. I am trying to get into the groove of things. Getting over somewhat Bronchitis. Lots of love to you from W.W. xo

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    Marla
    January 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    HI Robyn,
    Another wonderful and colorful recipe that sounds absolutely delicious and filled with health. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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