Peanut and Sesame Noodles
These simple peanut and sesame noodles are the perfect Asian-style side dish or main meal, with an irresistibly silky peanut sauce.
Servings: 2 people
- 175 g (~ 6 oz) green beans, sliced
- 225 g (~ 8 oz) dried egg noodles (or vegan noodles, if needed)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used dark)
- 1/2 tbsp sriracha (or similar hot sauce)
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp water
- To garnish (choose at least 2): Sliced spring onions, sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, fresh coriander (cilantro), etc.
First, cook the green beans and dried noodles in a pan of boiling water. The noodles I used cook in about 4-5 minutes, so I boiled the green beans for a couple of minutes before adding the noodles. The beans should end up soft enough to eat, but still with a bit of bite.
While the noodles are cooking, add the next 7 ingredients (peanut butter through water) to a food processor (I used a mini one), and blitz for around 60 seconds, until smooth. It should all come together into a smooth, runny sauce - add more water if needed.
When the noodles are ready, drain the water, and add the sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes over a medium heat to warm the sauce.
Serve the peanut noodles topped with your choice of garnish.
Serving: 1portion | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 94.7g | Protein: 19.9g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 8.7g | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 7mg