Peanut sauce is such an amazing creamy and nutty sauce used in Asian cooking that is made with ground roasted peanuts combined with spices. This is what creates such a smooth, rich sauce with lots of flavor. To make a simpler sauce inspired by authentic Asian peanut sauce requires just a few main ingredients that are common kitchen staples plus some mild spices.

Spiced Peanut Noodles [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
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Preparation

  1. Start by adding rice noodles to boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, then strain and rinse under cold water or cook according to box instructions. Set aside noodles and prepare sauce ingredients. Also, boil shelled edamame if using and set aside with the noodles.
  2. Start making the sauce by sautéing garlic and oil in a medium sized skillet until fragrant and soft but not crispy. Add the ginger, chill, turmeric, salt then mix together. Next, add the maple syrup, peanut butter and rice vinegar and stir until all the ingredients combine and the spices are incorporated into the creamy sauce mixture.
  3. Toss in the rice noodles, cooked edamame, and optional ingredients to the skillet and stir ingredients over low heat until sauce is mixed into the noodles. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and serve with an extra splash of lime juice. enjoy!
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