Peanut Noodles




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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!

Step 2: Prep Work

Boil and drain your noodles and immediately rinse with cold water until completely cooled. Shake them in the colander to dry them as best you can, and then pour over a tablespoon of vegetable oil and work it in with your hands. This will coat the noodles and keep them from sticking.

Slice as thin as desired.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until it comes together. :)

Make sure to taste it at this point and alter if needed.

Step 3: Combine!

Place the drained and oiled noodles into a LARGE bowl and add in the vegetables. Pour the sauce over and mix well. You can do this with a large spoon, but it's even easier to do with clean hands. :D

Serve with cilantro and lime wedges so everyone can season to taste.

This stores super well for 4-5 days in the fridge so you can have lunches for a week! Enjoy. :)

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    3 years ago

    try to house


    5 years ago

    Looks delectable Jessy. The photography is good as well. Makes your food creation very appealing!! ;)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    I I had seen (and made several times to great success) this recipe It is an AMAZING dish! I am getting hungry just by thinking about it! :)

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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

    This looks super tempting Jessy :) and the pictures are way too awesome, you should post them to foodp** (*rn)

    Thank you for your share.


    5 years ago

    At the top of my agenda for sure. This looks super healthy! Thanks for the recipe!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet mini peppers?! For a second I thought you were the most hardcore cook in the world! lol

    Looks great! :D