Guess what today is? National peanut butter day! In honor of this nutty day, I whipped up this whole wheat noodle dish that is tossed with a tasty peanut/lime sauce and laden with fresh broccoli and sugar snap peas. So simple and so yummy.

Since my boys are learning a lot about food this month in our social studies lessons I had them help me prep this meal. With a rather dull paring knife my Bubba, who is 5-years-old, trimmed the strings off the sugar snap peas. I know you don’t have to do this but I want him to practice simple knife skills. My baby, Pooter, helped whisk the sauce. Then, my middle boy, Booger, helped me toast the peanuts. We wholeheartedly believe that basic kitchen skills need to be mastered. They love to help anyway and they seem to devour the food more when they have a hand in bringing it all together.

My Bubba loved the noodles so much that he kept making yummy sounds and saying, “I’m going to explode if I keep eating but I can’t stop – it’s just SO YUMMY!” LOL, he cracks me up. He tried to eat every last drop and came very close. He even asked me to save some for dinner tonight so he could have more. The other two, Pooter and Booger, loved it too but didn’t rant about it quite as much.

Want to know what else I love about most peanut noodles (these noodles included)? 

They are totally tasty hot or cold! Versatile is always a big hit for me. When it’s eaten cold the peanut flavor becomes more robust and it mingles so well with the green onion.

The Hubster isn’t too wild about anything with peanut butter, except for the rare peanut butter and jelly sandwich, so we made this for lunch. The whole wheat noodles and veggies keep us full until dinner and there is no whining for a snack, that’s the best part. It also helps us stay on track for our afternoon schooling (since we homeschool). Full tummies kind of fix everything, don’t they?

Are peanut noodles the kind of food that you either love it or you hate it?

I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that was just kind of “eh” about them.

Tell me what your verdict is on noodles with a peanut sauce.


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Zest Noodles w. Lime Peanut Sauce
Guess what today is? National peanut butter day! In honor of this nutty day, I whipped up this whole wheat noodle dish that is tossed with a tasty peanut/lime sauce and laden with fresh broccoli and sugar snap peas. So simple and so yummy.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Lime Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Lime Sauce
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside, keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet dry roast the peanuts until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove to a clean plate or bowl.
  3. In the same pan melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and saute the broccoli and sugar snap peas until bright, bright green, about 3-5 minutes. Remove to a clean bowl.
  4. In a bowl combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, lime juice, ginger, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and scallions. Whisk to incorporate.
  5. Toss the pasta with the peanut sauce. Divide into bowls and top with vegetables and a sprinkle of toasted peanuts.
  6. Enjoy warm or cold.
Recipe Notes

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2 thoughts on “Zesty Noodles w. Lime Peanut Sauce”

  1. What a great list of ingredients, I am so sure that I would love this noodles and my kids as well. My daughter is a big peanut butter fan and my son could eat noodles in any form. They would only have a problem with the broccoli, typical kids I suppose.
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    1. Thank you, Adina! I’m glad you think so. I wasn’t sure about the lime when I spotted it in my pantry but I tried it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised! 1 out of my 3 boys likes broccoli and calls it, little trees. The other 2 won’t get near it LOL – these kids.
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