Easy Peanut Noodles
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
Noodles:
  • 90 grams udon noodles or another Asian-style noodle (1 bundle)
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, steamed (see note)
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
Peanut Sauce:
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 4 tablespoons water
Optional Garnish:
  • Chopped fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, mint)
  • Roasted peanuts (shelled)
  • Lime wedges
  • Crushed red pepper
Instructions
Prepare the noodles:
  1. Add noodles to boiling water and simmer 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
Prepare the sauce:
  1. In the meantime, whisk together peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a large bowl. Add water gradually and whisk until sauce is pourable.
  2. Stir in cooked noodles, edamame, and spinach.
  3. Serve with fresh herbs, peanuts, lime wedges, and crushed red pepper, if using.
Notes
To steam edamame: microwave in a steamable bag, or fill bottom of steamer pot with one inch of water and add frozen shelled edamame to top basket of steamer and cook 5 minutes, or until hot.