If you’re in the mood for takeout but can’t order out because your immune system is compromised, or you just want something a little healthier, this is the perfect dish for you. It’s hard to go wrong with this Peanut Sesame Noodles recipe which combines peanut butter, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce in the same dish, and the crispy cucumber perfectly compliments the savory sauce.
1. Boil salted water for the soba. Cook according to package instructions.
2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, tahini, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently until the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the cider vinegar, honey, and vegetable oil.
3. Pour into a large serving bowl, and mix with the drained soba. Top with sesame seeds, scallions, and cucumbers. Serve immediately or let cool in the refrigerator and serve cold.
- 1 pound soba noodles (see our Basic Recipe)
- ¼ cup smooth all natural sugar-free peanut butter
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup water or chicken broth
- ⅔ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup grape seed oil
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 4 scallions, white and light green parts chopped
- 1 medium cucumber, seeds removed and julienned
Ann's Tips and Tricks
If you cannot find soba, you can also use whole wheat spaghettini or spaghettini.