Noodle with sesame peanut dressing #foodphotography

Noodle with sesame peanut dressing (4 servings)

Author: Marvellina
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of pasta/noodles of your choice I used spaghetti
  • 1 large red bell peppers/capsicum or any color, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup of fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup of roasted unsalted peanuts crushed

Other optional veggies:

  • Shredded cucumber
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded zucchini

Sesame peanut dressing

  • 1/2 cup of creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili sauce -optional I used my all-purpose chili sauce that is not spicy
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

Additional protein options you can toss/serve with the noodle:

  • Pan-fried extra firm tofu
  • Shredded chicken meat
  • Pan-fried egg/ soft-boiled egg

Garnishes:

  • Fresh chopped scallions
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Red chili flakes

Instructions

  • Cook the noodle or pasta. Avoid overcooking. Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients
  • Place the cooked pasta/noodle in a large serving platter. Add in the bell peppers, bean sprouts and pour in the dressing. Toss the noodles to make sure the sauce are coating the pasta/noodle. Have a taste and add more hoisin sauce and/or soy sauce to your taste. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts followed by the scallion and cilantro leaves if using. Sprinkle those red chili flakes on if you need extra heat. You are all set to go.

Notes

This noodle is best served at room temperature or cold. I love it cold, especially in a warm summer day, it's pretty refreshing. If you like it warm, don't rinse the pasta or noodle after cooking and toss with the sauce and need to be served immediately