Sesame Peanut Noodles

Julia is not a fan of peanuts and still likes this dish with its subtle peanut flavor. It can be served warm or cold and is on the simpler side, so it’s a great recipe for when time is limited or it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Put a large pot of salted water on high heat.
  2. Get out a blender or a food processor.
  3. Get out a large serving bowl, a colander, a medium mixing bowl, a rubber spatula, and tongs.

STEP TWO – Prepare the Noodles

Ingredients:

1-pound box of spaghetti

Instructions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil and add in the spaghetti.
  2. Cook for however long is instructed on the box.
  3. When you’re finished cooking, drain and rinse the spaghetti.
  4. Put the pasta in the large serving bowl, and with a little oil rubbed on your hands, toss the spaghetti by hand so the noodles won’t stick together.
  5. Set the spaghetti aside while you make the sauce.

STEP THREE – Prepare the Sauce

Ingredients:

½ cup of peanut butter (we prefer smooth but chunky works too)
¼ cup of reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
¼ cup of vegetable stock or broth
¼ cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of minced garlic

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to the blender or food processor and blend until they’re smooth.
  2. Use a rubber spatula to move the sauce out of the blender and onto the pasta.
  3. Toss the pasta with the tongs to incorporate the sauce.
  4. Set aside while you make the toppings.

STEP FOUR – Prepare the Toppings

Ingredients:

½ cup of carrots, shredded
½ cup of cabbage, shredded
½ cup of edamame, shelled
2 green onions, sliced
Peanuts
Sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. For warm noodles, put the serving dish in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, toss, and then add the toppings. For cold noodles, go ahead and add the toppings.
  2. Add the vegetables first. You can either mix them into the noodles or sprinkle them on top.
  3. Sprinkle the peanuts and sesame seeds on top.
  4. This dish is especially nice when paired with a large garden salad.

Serves 4

Recommended serving size: ¼ of recipe

Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat

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