Easy Peanut Sauce Noodles & Veggies Recipe











Dive into a flavorful, 30-minute journey with our Easy Peanut Sauce Noodles & Veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights, it's packed with vibrant veggies, hearty noodles, and a rich, creamy peanut sauce. It's a dairy-free, vegan delight that promises a guilt-free, scrumptious dining experience for just $1.06 per serving!


Step 1: Prepare the Spaghetti

Start this easy, yet delightful meal by cooking the spaghetti as per the instructions on the package. Once al dente, drain and rinse with cold water to halt the cooking process. This ensures your noodles are perfectly chewy and not mushy. Toss them in a generous amount of sesame oil to prevent sticking and add a subtle nutty flavor that will complement the peanut sauce beautifully.
Pro Tip: Rinsing noodles in cold water stops the cooking process immediately.

Step 2: Blend the Peanut Sauce

In a blender or food processor, combine raw peanuts, fresh garlic cloves, soy sauce, distilled vinegar, sugar, and a touch of cayenne pepper for heat. Add water to help blend everything into a smooth, pourable sauce. This peanut sauce is the heart of the dish, offering a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and umami, wrapped up with a kick of spiciness that you can adjust to your liking.
Pro Tip: For a creamier texture, substitute raw peanuts with smooth peanut butter.

Step 3: Steam Veggies

While your pasta rests, steam the carrots and snow peas until they are tender-crisp, about 7 minutes. This method of cooking preserves their bright color, crisp texture, and most importantly, their nutrients. You're aiming for veggies that contrast with the soft noodles yet are pleasant to bite into, adding not just flavor but also a delightful texture to each forkful.
Pro Tip: Avoid oversteaming to maintain the vibrant color and crunch of the veggies.

Step 4: Toss Everything Together

It's time to bring it all together. Pour the freshly made peanut sauce over the spaghetti in a large mixing bowl. Add the steamed carrots and snow peas. Toss everything until the noodles are well coated and the veggies are evenly distributed. This mixing ensures every bite is infused with the rich, creamy peanut sauce and the refreshing taste of the veggies.
Pro Tip: A large bowl facilitates easier mixing without spilling.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve

Just before serving, add a fresh layer of texture and flavor by topping the noodles with thinly sliced green onions and cucumber. The sharpness of the green onions and the cool, crisp cucumber slices make for a refreshing finish to this rich and hearty dish. Whether served warm or chilled, it's a versatile meal that's both satisfying and completely guilt-free.
Pro Tip: Serving chilled enhances the flavors and makes a perfect summer dish.