Sesame Peanut Noodles

Adapted from The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Serves 5-6
This is not only a very good vegetarian and vegan cookbook, but is hand lettered and illustrated, making it a lot of fun to read.


  • 1 c. high-quality (Adams works well) peanut butter (crunch or creamy)
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 4-5 TBS rice or cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 4 TBS Chinese sesame oil
  • 1 lb noodles (works with angel hair, linguine, spaghetti, vermicelli)
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¾ c. minced nuts: peanuts, cashews, etc.
  • minced fresh cilantro


  1. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl. Add boiling water and whisk until smooth.
  2. Stir in vinegar, salt, garlic, honey, soy sauce, red pepper, and sesame oil.
  3. Cook the noodles, drain, and place in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the top, or serve separately for people to use at their discretion
  4. Serve topped with nuts, cucumber, green onion, cilantro, or other toppings.