Here is an easy, quick and relatively low-cost recipe is sure to please both meat-eaters, as well as vegetarians.
This salad, from Tasty Recipes, is packed with protein from peanut butter/peanuts. This dish provides plenty of fiber and anti-oxidants from the vegetables and whole grain pasta.
Peanut Noodle Pasta Salad (8 servings)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- salt, for water
- 1 box whole grain linguine, or pasta of choice
- 1 cup large carrots, julienned
- 2 cucumbers, shaved using vegetable peeler
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Sriracha, water, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and water.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
- Combine pasta with the sliced vegetables in a large bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the pasta and vegetables and mix well.
- Cover and chill for at least 1 hour, or overnight. To serve, garnish with chopped cilantro and peanuts.
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