The other day I found myself super hungry but lazy. Juliet was napping and if I had a bag of tortilla chips I would have just ate that for lunch. But instead I remembered a spicy peanut noodle recipe that I pinned and I was pretty sure I had most of the needed ingredients.
Turned out I was missing a few, but I improvised and ended up having a really tasty lunch. The photo doesn’t do it justice, the noodles were actually coated in peanut sauce and it was really flavorful. The best part of this meal is you can adjust any of the ingredients to make it exactly to your taste.
This literally took about 15 minutes. By the time the noodles are ton boiling the sauce is ready. And it’s likely a meal you have all the ingredients of in your pantry and fridge.
Spicy peanut noodles (recipe inspired via Table For Two)
1/2 lb whole wheat spaghetti noodles (about 1/2 a box of noodles)
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (basically a big spoon full)
2 Tablespoons soy sauce (I always use low sodium)
1 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 – 1/3 cup of water
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles based on package directions, drain and set aside.
Meanwhile when the noodles are boiling add all the remaining ingredients to bowl and mix well to combine. Add the peanut sauce to the warm noodles and mix to incorporate. The peanut sauce will thicken slightly as it sits.
Here are some ideas to add: scallions, peanuts, cooked shrimp, sesame seeds, crushed red pepper (that’s what I used), etc.