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pasta salad with Mongolian beef, tomatoes, green onions

Mongolian Beef Pasta Salad

Mongolian Beef Pasta Salad is all your favorite Mongolian beef flavors in cold salad form! With al dente rotini, tender beef, juicy grape tomatoes, and green onions tossed in a sweet and savory sauce, it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
Course Main Entree, Side Dish
Keyword cold pasta salad, pasta salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 346kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 pound Top sirloin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions, ends trimmed and chopped

For the Mongolian Beef Dressing

  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger juice (from about 2 tablespoons grated ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper


  • In a bowl, season sirloin with salt and pepper to taste. Let stand to marinate for about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • In a wide pan over high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add beef in a single layer and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until nicely seared and cooked through. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely in the refrigerator. Slice diagonally into thin strips.
  • In a pot over medium heat, bring about 4 quarts water it a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package's directions until firm to bite. Drain and rinse well. Let cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger juice, and pepper. Whisk together until well blended and sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, beef, tomatoes and green onions. Drizzle dressing and gently toss to fully coat. Serve cold.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.2mg