Sesame Noodles



  • Coarse salt

  • 1 pound spaghetti

  • 8 ounces snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into long, thin strips

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter

  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed

  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeds removed if desired)

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • cup warm water

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine with snow peas and red pepper; set aside.

  2. In a blender, combine peanut butter, garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, sesame oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; puree until smooth. Pour over reserved pasta; toss to coat. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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