This peanut noodle salad is a great recipe that you can throw together in an hour or so and have lunches made for a week. :D I found this recipe years ago in Nigella Lawson's book Nigella Express and have since messed with it a bit because I just can't help myself. (I highly recommend the book by the way - so many easy and fast dinner ideas!)

You can sub out the veggies in the salad with anything else you like too - I've done bean sprouts, onions, cabbage, carrots and more. Just make sure it's something hearty that won't wilt from moisture.

Plus, the ingredients for these peanuts noodles are great pantry builders. Hooray!

Step 1: Ingredients:

for the salad:
▵16-20 oz of noodles cooked al dente - I prefer soba!
▵ 4-6 cups of bite size veggies - I used sugar snap peas and sweet mini peppers
▵ 4 green onions, sliced fairly thin
▵ cilantro & limes for topping
▵ 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

for the dressing:
▵ 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (I accidentally used crunchy on this batch, which tastes great but is more grainy!)
▵ 1 tablespoon soy sauce
▵ 1 tablespoon sesame oil
▵ 1 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil
▵ juice of one lime
▵ 1-2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce (depends on how hot you like it)

You'll also want some large bowls to do mixing in. This creates a ton of noodles!
Looks delectable Jessy. The photography is good as well. Makes your food creation very appealing!! ;)
<p>Made this for dinner and it was fantastic! We did not think it needed the cilantro or extra lime juice - it was great on its own. Savory peanut dishes is new for our house, but it will be frequent now. Thank you!</p>
<p>Looks delicious. I want to try the sauce on some other things too!</p>
<p>I I had seen (and made several times to great success) this recipe http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Sesame-Noodles. It is an AMAZING dish! I am getting hungry just by thinking about it! :)</p>
<p>Oooooooh wow, that one sounds REALLY good. Garlic, ginger and cucumber? I need it! Thank you for sharing that, I will have to make it this week. :D</p>
You are very welcome! Enjoy! :)
<p>This looks super tempting Jessy :) and the pictures are way too awesome, you should post them to <strong>foodp**n</strong>daily.com (*rn)</p><p>Thank you for your share.</p>
At the top of my agenda for sure. This looks super healthy! Thanks for the recipe!
<p>This looks so delicious!!!</p>
<p>Sweet mini peppers?! For a second I thought you were the most hardcore cook in the world! lol</p><p>Looks great! :D</p>

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