Peanut Sesame Noodles
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INGREDIENTS
  • For peanut dressing
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes or a splash of the hot sauce or chili paste of your choice
  • For noodles
  • 3/4 lb dried soba nooodles (dried linguine fini or spaghetti will work in a pinch)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • Half a seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup firm or extra-firm tofu, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pour dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain in a colander, then rinse well under cold water.
  3. Add pasta, scallions, bell peppers, cucumber and tofu to dressing, tossing to combine. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately
RECIPE BACKSTORY
smitten kitchen recipe