What better way to cool off this summer then with light and tasty cold noodles with peanut sauce!
This recipe for cold noodles with peanut sauce is one of my favorites. It’s quick and easy to make, and it is packed with nutrition because it’s made with delicious organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is chock full of protein and good fats and gives you 25% of your daily requirement for vitamin E!
1 package organic soba noodles
¾ of a cup of unsweetened, organic peanut butter (preferably with Valencia peanuts)
1/3 cup of organic maple syrup
1/3 cup brown rice vinegar
2 tsp San J Tamari
1tbs organic roasted sesame oil
¼ cup water
1 tbs grated fresh ginger
2 medium cloves of garlic (very finely chopped or pressed)
Pinch of crushed red pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Organic carrot and pepper strips as a garnish
Chopped green onion as a garnish
I like to start by cooking the noodles. That way they have time to cool. You may even want to refrigerate them so they can fully cool down. Cook according to directions provided on the bag of noodles you purchase.
The rest is really easy. Using a food processor, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, brown rice vinegar, San J Tamari, sesame oil, water, ginger, garlic, and red pepper to the food processor. Blend until smooth. Add in the cilantro and blend. If it’s too thick you can thin it out by adding more water.
Toss the sauce with cold noodles, add green onion, carrot and pepper strips for garnish, and serve as is or refrigerate if you like the noodle dish colder.
Michelle Harris is the host of the national lifestyle television series, Alive & Well and one of the top experts in health and beauty. Visit www.aliveandwell.tv for more information!
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