Updated: May 31
Leftover pasta doesn't have to be boring anymore. You can whip up these peanut noodles, then scarf them down in a flurry of pride over how easy they were to make, and how delicious to eat.
"I love both whole wheat and gluten-free noodles in this."
Notes: Noodles are standard linguini.
PEANUT-LIME PAN NOODLES
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, 2 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. rice vinegar, 1/4 tsp. sesame oil, 1 1/2 tsp. honey, zest of 1/2 lime, 2 cups leftover cooked long noodles, sesame seeds, chili flakes.
1. Heat olive oil, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and most of the lime zest over medium heat, in a pan. Whisk the ingredients until they come together as a smooth sauce.
2. Tumble in the leftover noodles, stir to coat in the sauce.
3. Remove noodles to a plate, and sprinkle over extra lime zest, chili flakes, and sesame seeds to taste.
Tip: Warm the noodles in the microwave with a teaspoon of water for 30 seconds, they will mix into the sauce easier if they are not cold and stiff.