Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Peanut Noodle Salad

You know how I'm a sucker for peanut sauces, right? Well, this one is probably my absolute favorite. It's a very simple recipe, and only takes about 20 minutes to whip up.
The lime, the peanut butter, and the fresh cilantro are magic together. I went fairly simple with the add-ins this time, although some shredded carrots, bean sprouts, and possibly even some tofu could make this a full meal in no time!

Peanut Noodle Salad

Peanut-Lime Noodle Salad

1/2 lb angel hair pasta, cooked, rinsed, and cooled
3-4 scallions, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 serrano chili, chopped
3 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all sauce ingredients, other than oils, in a food processor until well blended. Slowly drizzle in oil, and process well. Allow to chill for 30 minutes.
Pour over noodles and remaining salad ingredients. Serve and enjoy!


Harmonia said...

That picture is absolutely amazing! The recipe looks just as nice! Thanks for the comments on my blog! I responded!

Special Sauce said...

As the lucky recipient of a surprise bowl of these noodles, let me tell you that they are SLAMMIN'. Just enough heat, wonderfully seasoned, and the perfect little tasty snack this morning.

LOVE 'em.

Mindy T. said...

Yum, this look delicious. I'm tempted to try your recipe using soba noodles 'stead of plain angel hair...

Catherine said...

Yummy! Would this work hot?

Guinnah said...

You've posted pretty much one of my favorite foods. And what's not to love? You can make it simple or more complicated, whatever suits your fancy. Looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...


This is fantastic! I'm definitely giving this one a try. The picture is just beautiful, too!

jodi said...

I like this other blog of yours very much, and am looking forward to having some free time to delve into your archives and try all of these recipes out. But I must say, I'll miss the funny stories about the people you work with.

Anonymous said...

Dinner last night was wonderful, thank you very much. Being the 28 Cooks' guinea pig has its definite advantages.

Harmonia said...

I really need to bite the bullet and try and make some peanut sauces!!! help me!

Anonymous said...

I made this over the weekend...it was awesome! The flavors were amazing. My only problem was that I didn't know how to serve the leftovers - cold, warm, hot?!!