bcmom's kitchen

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sesame Peanut Noodles

It's time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal!  My secret blog assignment this month was Trisha's blog My Hobbie Lobbie. Trisha loves to bake, and she's married to her best friend - we have that in common.  She's also into crafting and crocheting, and uses her blog to keep track of recipes and crochet patterns.  I never did learn to crochet, but I am amazed by people who can.

I started scrolling through Trisha's list of recipes and found a bunch I'd like to try - and I hadn't even made it down to the baked goods.  Here are just a few that sounded yummy:

Trisha lives in Australia, where it's winter right now, so she's making soups and trying to stay warm.  I may have to go back and look at some of her soups when winter comes to our part of the world, but for now I thought something cool would be better.  Or something to use the produce that's coming out of the garden; I'm getting lots of jalapenos and zucchini.
I ended up choosing this Sesame Peanut Noodle Salad because it's both - cool, and it uses lots of veggies. As Trisha said - "You can pretty much alter this salad to accommodate the salad veggies that you have at hand."  Perfect!  The recipe reflects the veggies I used this time, but pretty much any combination or amount would work.

Sesame Peanut Noodles
adapted from My Hobbie Lobbie

  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta
  • a handful of bean sprouts (I forgot to put these in)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage (or more)
  • 2 T chopped cilantro
  • 1 T sesame seeds
for the dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 2 T sweet chili sauce
  • 3 T peanut butter 
  1. Break pasta in half and cook according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Toss pasta and remaining salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix dressing; add to salad and toss well, making sure everything is coated.
  4. Serve with additional cilantro and sesame seeds to garnish.  Refrigerate leftovers.

 My husband and I had this salad for lunch one day last week, and we both really enjoyed it.  The dressing has a really good flavor, and the combination of soft pasta and crunchy vegetables is excellent.  I will definitely be making this again.  I'm thinking some zucchini would be a nice addition...

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