spicy thai peanut noodles

This is a recipe for Katie. I essentially made up my own to taste, and it’s a favorite healthy meal of mine. 100% vegan, lots of protein, and even though there are quite a few ingredients, you can use a combination of what you have on-hand, veggie-wise, and pantry staples.

SPICY THAI PEANUT NOODLES

{Food photographer I am not!}

INGREDIENTS:

  • Whole wheat linguine noodles {or any other kind of flatter noodle}
  • 1/2 head broccoli, broken into florets and blanched
  • 1/2 lb. sprouted mixed beans {not bean sprouts, though they would be a delicious addition – I am talking about the variety of chickpeas and other beans that are sprouting. I find them in my local health foods store produce section. They are awesome!}
  • 1/4 head of cabbage
  • Green onions (about 3, chopped into long (maybe 2-inch) pieces
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Sesame oil
  • 1/4 c. crushed peanuts
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 1 lime

For the Sauce:

  • 2/3 c.peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 -2 tsp. garlic chili paste
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook noodles to package directions. Drain and put in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and mix. If it’s very thick, add a bit of water 1 tsp. at a time.
  3. Saute the garlic, broccoli, cabbage, and beans in some sesame oil. Put in bowl with noodles. Mix in the sauce {you may not need all of it.
  4. Mix in chopped peanuts and green onions. Put on plates and garnish with cilantro and sliced limes. Squeeze lime juice on your portion before eating. YUMMY!

Note: lots of veggies would be good in this. I just listed my fav version. Also, the sauce keeps well for weeks. So you could try this a week later with different stuff!

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1 thought on “spicy thai peanut noodles”

  1. perfect timing! I just got online to try and find some good recipes for the week. I will have to give this one a try!

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