A delicious Asian inspired noodle salad which incorporates our beloved Plain Jane Peanut Butter. A great balance of protein, fresh veggies, and carbs.

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Peanut Butter Spicy Noodles [Vegan]

Serves

4

Cooking Time

15

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh Chinese noodles (substitute 1/4 lb of your favorite noodle or pasta)
For the Dressing
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ground chili sauce (we like Sriracha), more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons juice from 2 limes (rice wine vinegar works too)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or Agave
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
To Assemble
  • 2 large red, orange, or yellow bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and sliced fine
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil (substitute with mint or cilantro leaves)
  • 8 scallions, sliced in long thin strips
  • 2 jalapeño peppers diced (remove seeds to lessen heat)
  • 1 to 2 red chilies minced
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
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Preparation

  1. Prepare noodles according to package.
  2. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Let noodles sit until thoroughly chilled. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, sesame seed oil, garlic, brown sugar (or Agave), and water.
  5. Whisk until blended. Add drained noodles to bowl.
  6. Add bell peppers, cucumber, bean sprouts, basil leaves, scallions, jalapeños, and chilies (if using).
  7. Lightly toss to combine.
  8. Serve immediately, topped with crushed peanuts and Salt and Pepper to taste.


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