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Peanut Ginger Pasta Recipe
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Peanut Ginger Pasta Recipe

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To get that luscious taste of Thai cuisine, combine ginger, basil, lime and peanut butter in a linguine sauce. It's so good, we've never have leftovers. —Allil Binder, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
  • 2 cups small fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 365 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Cook linguine according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking; drain.
  2. Transfer linguine and broccoli to a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Add peanut butter mixture and toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Ginger Pasta in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p14

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 365 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"It was 3 "no" votes out of 3 tasters here...just average nothing special about it..."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Very good! Tons of bold flavor. No specific flavor overpowers another. I had to use green pepper instead of red just because that is what I have on hand. If you are worried about the whole wheat taste try either mixing with 4 oz whole wheat and 4 oz white pasta or give dream fields or barilla pasta white fiber a try! They both cook white but have the bonus of fiber!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This is quite yummy!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"The peanut butter sauce is amazing. The lime really brightens up all the flavors. Beware though that this recipe is really a small two person portion. I doubled it for three people. Turned out my son was sick so he didn't eat. My husband and I ate almost the whole thing doubled by ourselves."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Peanut ginger pasta is simple and easy to make and one my family loves to eat. We make it whenever we have all the ingredients and will definitely be keeping this recipe."

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