Spicy Peanut Noodles are the name of the game today, but they’re not just any Peanut Noodles – they are loaded with spiralized veggies and the BEST peanut sauce you could ask for.
I’ve been on a bit of an eating kick recently. Working on some recipe development projects will do that to a girl. There are 3-5 recipes coming out of the What’s Gaby Cooking kitchen on a daily basis (don’t worry, you’ll get them all soon!) and I eat each and every one of them. So when it’s time to just whip something simple up for dinner and enjoy, this Spicy Peanut Noodle situation seems rather perfect. It’s not just any noodle though! Sure, there is some regular pasta in there, but there is also spiralized carrots, spiralized zucchini and spiralized yellow squash because we’re healthy-ish here on WGC. Balance, right? If you don’t have a spiralizer, you’re missing out. They’ve been all the rage for the past few years, and I don’t think there is any reason they should go away! Order one, they are super cheap, and then make this! You won’t regret it!
So there you go!! Go forth and noodle!
- 10 ounces spaghetti
- 1 zucchini, spiralized
- 1 yellow squash, spiralized
- 1 carrot, spiralized
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 persian cucumber, sliced
- Fresh mint
- Fresh cilantro
- Fresh basil
- Thinly sliced scallions
- Crushed peanuts
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup hot water
- 4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
For the pasta
For the Sauce
- Fill a large pot with water, add 2 generous pinches of salt, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
- Combine the lime juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, honey, peanut butter, hot water and soy sauce in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Drain the pasta in a colander and add the zucchini and yellow squash noodles on top of the pasta so the remnant heat from the pasta slightly cooked the vegetables. After about 3 minutes, toss the pasta and veggies with the peanut sauce. Add in the carrot, red bell pepper and cucumber. Garnish with the cilantro, mint, basil, scallions and crushed peanuts serve.
This can be served either at cold, at room temperature or warm.