Stupidly Easy Peanut Noodles
Peanut noodles are easy to make with this recipe. You can make the sauce ahead of time, then when it is ready for supper, just boil the water and cook the noodles and broccoli!
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 8 ounces linguine or spaghetti
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3/4 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- Crushed red chili flakes, as much as you like
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion or cilantro or parsley for garnish
Adapted from veggiebelly.com
In a large pot, bring plenty of salted water to a boil.
While water is coming to a boil, work on the sauce. Place all sauce ingredients (peanut butter through red chili flakes) in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water, and whisk everything together till a sauce forms. Set aside.
When the water boils, add the broccoli florets and continue boiling till the broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove the broccoli from the water and place in a wok.
Bring the same water back to a boil. Then add pasta to the water and cook according to package instructions. Make sure you don't over cook the pasta. Drain well.
Add the drained pasta to the wok with broccoli.
Pour the peanut sauce all over the pasta and toss well. Taste the pasta, if it needs more salt, add soy sauce half a tablespoon at a time, tossing and tasting as you go.
Garnish with chopped green onions, cilantro or parsley. Serve warm or cold.
Broccoli is easy to chop, and cooks very quickly, so it's perfect in this easy, fuss free recipe. But If you want to add other vegetables to this noodle dish, here are some suggestions. Just make sure the total amount of vegetables is about 3 cups.
- Shredded raw cabbage
- Shredded carrots
- Chopped cucumber
- Red peppers cut into strips
- Bean sprouts
- Wilted kale
- Baby corn
- Fried tofu cubes