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Recipes // Main Dish Pasta // Peanut Butter Power Noodles

Peanut Butter Power Noodles

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By Rachel Meltzer Warren

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package buckwheat soba noodles*
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 inch slice ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, no salt added
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups julienned vegetables of your choice: cucumbers, carrots, zucchini ,red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions. 
  2. In the meantime, place the garlic ginger, peanut butter, water, tamari, sesame oil, lime juice, syrup or molasses, and red pepper flakes in food processor, and pulse until smooth. 
  3. Toss the drained noodles with peanut sauce; add the julienned vegetables and distribute into bowls, Garnish each bowl with scallions and peanuts. 
  4. Enjoy warm or refrigerate for tomorrow's lunch.
**To make it gluten free, be sure to use 100 percent buckwheat soba noodles or replace the soba with rice noodles; also replace tamari with wheat-free tamari.
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