Spicy Peanut Noodles

May/June 1998, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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When you can't get out to get take-out, make these easy favorites yourself with what's in the pantry.

"This is the best tasting peanut noodle dish. Favorite at our parties every time!!! "
Spicy Peanut Noodles

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

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  • 12 ounces whole-wheat pasta
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 4 sliced scallions
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Sliced cucumber, for garnish


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until just tender, according to package directions. Whisk peanut butter with boiling water in a bowl until smooth. Stir in scallions, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sugar and cayenne. Toss with hot pasta. Garnish with cucumber. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Per serving: 342 calories; 11 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 14 g protein; 9 g fiber; 443 mg sodium; 172 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (59% daily value), Magnesium (22% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 high-fat meat

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