Salad-Style Chilled Peach Pasta

Salad-Style Chilled Peach Pasta

The peach and mint aroma blends together with the sweet and tart flavor of the peaches and apple cider vinegar in this salad-like chilled pasta dish. It's a simple summer dish using peaches and spaghetti.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Spaghetti (1.6 mm)
400 g
For the dressing:
☆ Olive oil
6 tablespoons (60 ml)
☆ Apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablespoons
☆ Ponzu
2 teaspoons
☆ Mustard
a small amount
☆ Salt and black pepper
to taste
For garnish:
Mint leaves
a handful
Parmigiano Reggiano, finely chopped
2 tablespoons
Salt and black pepper
to taste


1. Mix the ☆ ingredients to make the dressing.
2. Leaving some mint leaves aside for garnish, finely chop the rest. Also finely chop the Parmigiano Reggiano (cheese).
3. Cook the spaghetti for 30% longer than instructed on the package. For example, cook for 12 minutes if it calls for 9 minutes.
4. Drain the spaghetti well, rinse under cold water to firm them up. Using your hands, mix the spaghetti with the dressing from Step 1.
5. Peel the peaches and chop them up into bite-sized pieces.
6. Dish up the pasta. Top with mint leaves and Parmigiano Reggiano, and season with salt and pepper. Place the peaches from Step 5 and the mint leaf on top to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was based on a dish that was taught to me by a chef in a wine restaurant in Tokyo. I made it a few times to make my own variation.