Peanut Butter and Purple Onions

Sounds crazy until you try it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Using My Noodle

Work's been entirely too busy lately. Hasn't been much time for other pursuits -- certainly not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. I especially haven't wanted to buy too many fresh groceries when I can never be sure when I'll have time to open the crisper drawer.

So, here's a quick recipe that doesn't need a lot of fresh ingredients, hits a good handful of major BNA tastiness requirements (salty, spicy, chewy), and is vegan to boot. Better yet, it's equally slurpable hot or cold.

Spicy Peanut Noodles
Adapted from Vegetarian Times

Serves 4ish.

8 oz. linguine or other long, thin pasta
1/2 c. reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
1/4 c. water
2 T. low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 T rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. chile paste with garlic or roasted chile paste or red curry paste
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
half a cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
2 T. coarsely chopped cilantro

Cook the linguine.

While it's cooking, whisk together the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, paste, and sugar. Add a little more water if it seems too thick -- you're looking for a consistency like half and half.

Toss together pasta, sauce, and vegetables. Sprinkle with cilantro.


  • At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Ellie said…

    Bookmarked! I'm a sucker for anything with peanut butter...mmmmm.... Love the photo also, great shot of the noodles twirled around the fork :)

  • At 9:16 AM, Blogger BNA said…

    Thanks Ellie! Let me know how you like the noodles.

  • At 9:33 AM, Blogger Lis said…

    This sounds and looks so good!Gawwdddd I am so craving a noodily and veggie dinner...

  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger karina said…

    My favorite noodle sauce is peanut butter are a woman after my own heart!

  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger BNA said…

    Hope you took care of that craving, Lis!

    Karina! I've missed you!


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