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Meatless Monday - Peanut Noodles

This is another one of those recipes that you can very easily adapt to suit your needs.  The vegetables that I'm listing here are only a guide, use whatever you have on hand or is in season.  It's great if you shop for veggies at your local farmer's market because you won't have to worry if they don't have something, just make a substitute with whatever you and your family like.  If you'd like this dish really hot just add chili's to the dressing.

This recipe makes about 4 servings and takes around 30 minutes from prep to plate.

Peanut Noodles

7 ounces medium egg noodles
2 TBS olive oil
2 - 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 zucchini, roughly chopped
1 1/4 cups roasted unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped


1/4 cup olive oil
1 lime, grated and juiced
1 tsp hot sauce (adjust per your taste)
4 TBS chopped cilantro
1-2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1 - 2 tsp soy sauce


Make the dressing (can be made a day ahead of time) whisk together all the ingredients then adjust the hot sauce and soy sauce to your taste.

Cook the noodles per the package directions, drain well.

While the noodles are cooking heat the oil in a preheated wok or large frying pan.  Cook the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until they begin to soften.  Add the vegetables and cook for another 15 minutes over medium heat.  They should begin to soften and brown.  Add the peanuts and cook 1 minute more.

Toss the noodles into the wok with the vegetables and heat through.  Add the dressing and stir to coat.  Serve immediately with cilantro or chives as a garnish and soy sauce on the side.

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  1. I make a similar noodle dish, I use rice vinegar instead of balsamic and siracha sauce, it is sooooo good, quick and easy! Sometimes I stir in a tsp. of peanut butter too, yum! What would we do without noodles in the world ?!

    1. Hi Tracey, I was thinking about using siracha sauce but was afraid it might be too over powering. I'll try it the next time I make it. Thanks.

  2. you are so lucky being near the dekalb farmer's market.....

    this looks yum.

    xo t

    1. You're right Tara, I am luck to have that near by but we also have a local farmer's market in East Atlanta Village and in Grant Park that are great sources for local food.

  3. more ingredients and recipes for me to try, I love the addition of the peanuts to add texture to the palate

    1. It also adds some protein to the dish. I hope you enjoy it Linda.

  4. sounds yummy... i love peanuts with noodles.

    1. It's such a great combination isn't it? I think this would also be delicious with cashews.


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