Cold Peanut Noodles

The sauce is very highly seasoned because the noodles are so bland. You can make this dish ahead of time; add more soy sauce and tea if needed to moisten.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2" piece ginger root, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup strong brewed tea
  • 1 Tbsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • ½ tsp. chili oil
  • 1 lb. chow mein noodles
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, combine garlic, ginger root, and water in a food processor. Add tahini, soy sauce, tea, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, five-spice powder, and chili oil and process to blend.
  • Cook noodles in boiling water until al dente according to package directions. Drain and place in large bowl; immediately pour garlic mixture over and toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately, or cover and chill to blend flavors.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2" piece ginger root, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup strong brewed tea
  • 1 Tbsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • ½ tsp. chili oil
  • 1 lb. chow mein noodles
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, combine garlic, ginger root, and water in a food processor. Add tahini, soy sauce, tea, sesame oil, vinegar, sugar, five-spice powder, and chili oil and process to blend.
  • Cook noodles in boiling water until al dente according to package directions. Drain and place in large bowl; immediately pour garlic mixture over and toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately, or cover and chill to blend flavors.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories540
Total Fat33g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium830mg
Total Carbohydrate52g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars4g
Protein11g