The Recipes

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

This was a take-your-lunch-to-work kind of day.  Even though we have a microwave in the office, I tend to like things that I can tote in and eat cold.  It's also much more courteous to not bring in things that have very distinct aromas.   To me, no matter the variety, they all have the same icky odor.  So, I'll try and bring in cold stuff to not offend the senses of my coworkers:)

A note on the dish itself: You can easily swap out any thin pasta or other Asian noodle variety for the rice noodles I used.  Soba noodles or even angel hair pasta would work just as well if you don't care for this variety, or have trouble finding them in your market.  Feel free to add in whatever vegetables you like.

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad


- 1/4 c. cooked rice noodles
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 T. sesame seeds
- 1/4 c. snow peas, blanched
- 1 T. peanut butter
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. Sriracha or other hot sauce
- dash of sesame oil

Cook the noodles according to package instructions.  Cool completely.

Combine the peanut butter, honey, vinegar, soy, garlic, hot sauce, and sesame oil.  Toss the sauce with the noodles, scallions, and snow peas.  Garnish with the sesame seeds.