Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles
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Cold Sesame Noodles
Jane Bruce
Cold Sesame Noodles

Even though the weather is slowly getting warmer, cravings for a delicious bowl of pasta don't necessarily go away. Here's a solution: cold noodles! This dish is refreshing and crisp, while still having the comforting, hearty feel of pasta. The peanut-y sauce is creamy and rich, while the fresh veggies provide a cooling crunch. Enjoy!

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6
Servings
210
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  pound  soba noodles
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic, minced
  • 3  tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  tablespoons  rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2  tablespoon  toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2  tablespoon  creamy peanut butter
  • 1  teaspoon  fresh grated ginger
  • 2  tablespoons  brown sugar
  • Chile sauce, to taste
  • 1/2  red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1/2  orange bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1/2  cucumber, julienned
  • scallions, chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4  cup  peanuts, roughly chopped

Directions

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger, brown sugar, and chile sauce. Whisk well to combine. Adjust spice level and seasoning to taste.

In a large bowl, combine the noodles, remaining ingredients, and the sauce. Mix well until everything is coated in the sauce. Serve at room temperature or chilled. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
68mg
7%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
93mg
13%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
420mg
28%
Water
67g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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