Peanut Butter Noodles

My friend Laurie, a devoted mother of two and generally cool chick, shared this recipe with me. She swears it's kid-friendly, and I trust her judgment because this is a gal who very impressively made most of her baby food from scratch, and aside from that time she tried to sneak me disgusting sweet potato puree disguised as hot chocolate during her Deceptively Delicious phase, she's never steered me wrong. 

It's also pretty adult-friendly – aka, YUMMY. Doesn't it look yummy? And don't you love my awesome vintage Pyrex bowl?!

Pb noodles

I love the green flowers. Of course.

But back to Peanut Butter Noodles: They're incredibly easy to make, and I'm psyched because there was plenty left over for a couple easy take-to-work lunches. Oh, and speaking of lunches, Laurie says the big draw for her was that you serve it room temperature, so it'll be great for her kids' lunches.

Here's the recipe:

Peanut Butter Noodles
Serves 4 – 6
Adapted from FamilyFun.com

1 pound whole wheat spaghetti noodles (linguine, angel hair pasta, or soba noodles also work)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

5 tablespoons sesame oil

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger root

1 garlic clove, minced
4 scallions, peeled and sliced into rounds
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Optional toppings: grated carrot, more scallions, cucumber (peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced)

Boil the noodles according to the package directions. While the noodles are cooking, blend together everything but the noodles and the nuts in a large bowl. Drain and rinse the pasta, then pour the pasta in to the large bowl with the peanut mixture, and mix well. Top with chopped peanuts and any optional toppings (I don't think I'd ever make this without the additional scallions and cuke – yum!) Best enjoyed  at room temperature, though you can do it cold, too. 

Thanks, Laurie! For this, I think I can finally let go of the Sweet Potato Disaster.

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5 Responses to “Peanut Butter Noodles”

  1. Donegal Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM #

    Yum! These noodles look so good (and you’re right…the bowl is very cute). We’re going to try them tonight with Wonton soup on the side (Steve is craving Wonton soup). And I was LOL on Laurie’s sweet potato hot chocolate maneuver. I deceived the boys several times with sweet potato pancakes and chicken nuggets. However, I was never brave enough to sneak it in to the desserts. Yikes!

  2. Kare Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM #

    That’s awesome, glad you tried them! Now I’m very curious about this wonton soup of which you speak. Sounds good!

  3. Laurie Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM #

    Yay you tried it! Why does it look so much fancier when you make it? I’m picturing our leftovers in the plain snapware tub in the fridge…:)
    And I still maintain that the Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate wasn’t that bad. I was SURE you would like it! :D

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