Spicy Peanut Butter Noodle Salad
Mill City Cooks

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodle Salad

By: Brenda Langton

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½-3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½  tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ½- 2 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 4 cups thinly sliced fresh vegetables,  optional napa, carrots, red cabbage,pea pods
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 5 large lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • fresh lime wedges

Method

Combine first 10 ingredients in blender and blend until very smooth.  Set dressing aside.

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain again. Transfer pasta to medium bowl and dress liberally with peanut dressing, saving some. Make a bed of the thinly sliced vegetables on top of lettuce leaves. Garnish noodles with peanuts and green onions. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired and lime wedges on the side.