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Peas Please Asian Noodles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

My Asian-inspired pasta salad doubles up on the peas for some serious crunch and sweetness. —Catherine Cassidy, Editor, Taste of Home
Peas Please Asian Noodles Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked Japanese soba noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas or sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 3 cups ice water
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons white or rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil or tahini
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add snow peas; cook, uncovered, just until crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes. Drain; immediately drop snow peas into ice water. Remove and pat dry.
  2. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water and drain again. Combine noodles with snow peas, green peas, cucumber and green onions.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients until blended; pour over noodles and vegetables. Toss to coat. To serve, sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 264 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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