Thursday, November 19, 2009

Broccoli and Noodles with Peanut Sauce



Broccoli and peanut sauce are a perfect match, their flavors were just made for each other. Folks who don't particularly like broccoli will often eat it when it's combined with peanut sauce. The same holds true for those who claim to not like peanut butter. My son balks on the rare occasion that I make him a peanut butter sandwhich to take in his lunch, but if I make peanut sauce and broccoli- he's all over it. One of the nice things about this dish is that it comes together quickly when you are running short on time, and it tastes good cold if you have leftovers.


A sprinkle of sesame seeds on top is yummy too, but I was all out this time.


Broccoli and Noodles with Peanut Sauce

1 head broccoli, cut in pieces
12 oz. whole grain linguine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice vinegar
1 T. honey
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 T. freshly grated ginger
2/3 c. warm water

Lightly steam broccoli. At the same time cook noodles. In blender combine garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes, ginger, and water till you have a smooth sauce. If needed add a little more water. Pour sauce over cooked noodles, toss to coat, top with broccoli.

5 comments:

Vegan Epicurean November 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

Janet,

Mmmmmm. We love pasta with peanut sauce. However, I have not added broccoli before. I will definitely add that to my next batch. Thanks so much for the idea!

Alicia

janet November 19, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

Alicia,

You're welcome. We love it with broccoli. Whenever we have a pasta dish I try to load it up with veggies and make sure to serve a big salad on the side.

Sonya November 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

So delish! I'm making a cashew-broccoli stirfry tonight (a la Dreena Burton), and this reminds me a bit of that.

Claudia November 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

So tasty - I will eat anything with peanut sauce. It's a staple here.

Oraphan November 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM  

You're so right, broccoli and peanut sauce are such a great combination. Your pasta looks wonderful and it sounds so tasty, YUM!

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