Noodles with Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2
Satisfy your noodle cravings without a lot of work. The peanut-lime vinaigrette tastes bright and refreshing on the palate.
  • ½ pound noodles or spaghetti (I used multi grain thin spaghetti)
  • Juice of 1 lime and zest of half (or a little more depending on your limes)
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (I use Adam's Unsalted Creamy PB)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (or your favorite chili paste)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2-3 stalks scallions, chopped
  • olive oil, optional
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare noodles or pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette by combining whisking together all the ingredients above from the lime to the ginger. Use the proportions as a guide and adjust to taste.
  3. The vinaigrette recipe makes just under 1 cup and you may not need it all for the ½ pound of pasta. Add as little or as much as you like. I found that I liked this with a bit more oil and lime juice so I tossed the freshly-cooked pasta in a bit of olive oil and another half a lime; this also keeps the pasta from sticking together while you prepare the vinaigrette. Garnish with chopped scallions.
Recipe by Lemons + Anchovies at