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Beefy Pasta Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Pasta coated in a sweet and sour peanut dressing is a great complement to the freshly grilled sirloin steak in this delicious pasta salad.
40 min
1 hr 40 min
6 servings, about 1-3/4 cups each

What You Need

lb.  whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked
large  carrots, cut into thin matchlike sticks (about 2 cups)
cups  fresh pea pods, halved diagonally
large  red pepper, cut into thin matchlike sticks (about 2 cups)
cup  lime juice
cup  lite soy sauce
Tbsp.  honey
Tbsp.  PLANTERS Peanut Oil
cup  PLANTERS Unsalted COCKTAIL Peanuts
lb.  boneless beef sirloin steak, well trimmed

Make It

COOK spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt and adding vegetables to the cooking water for the last 3 min. Meanwhile, blend lime juice, soy sauce, honey, oil and nuts in blender until smooth.

DRAIN spaghetti mixture, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Place spaghetti mixture and reserved cooking water in large serving bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup peanut dressing; toss remaining with spaghetti mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.

HEAT grill to medium-high heat. Grill steak 6 to 7 min. on each side or until medium doneness (160°F). Remove from grill; cover. Let stand 5 min. before cutting into slices.

FAN meat slices over spaghetti mixture; drizzle with reserved peanut dressing.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

For a spicier salad, blend 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper with the remaining dressing ingredients.
Creative Leftovers
Substitute cut-up leftover cooked steak or chicken for the grilled steak.
How to Cook the Steak on a Grill Pan
Prepare as directed, cooking the steak on a preheated grill pan on medium-high heat for 6 to 7 min. on each side or until medium doneness (160ºF).
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