Soba Noodles in Peanut sauce

Soba Noodles in Peanut sauce

 

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 large carrots
  • 115 grams (4 ounces) soba noodles
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

For the peanut sauce:

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) warm water
  • 60 grams (1/4 cup) creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Siracha sauce (more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • To garnish:
  • sesame seeds
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • a handful of cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the zucchini and carrots. Use a spiral slicer or a julienne peeler to slice them into noodles.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the soba noodles until just tender according to package instructions, 5 or 6 minutes. Drain and run the noodles under cool water to stop the cooking process then drizzle with ½ tablespoon of sesame oil and toss.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the peanut sauce ingredients and whisk vigorously until smooth.
  4. Return the noodles to the same large pot, add the sauce, carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, and toss until combined.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds, cilantro and peanuts and serve.
  6. Enjoy these tasty peanut soba noodles!

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