Warm Peanut and Sesame Noodles

warm-peanut-sesame-noodle Quentin Bacon


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 6 ounces thin, whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Heat canola oil in a skillet over low heat. Add minced garlic; cook just until fragrant, being sure not to brown. Add dark sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, creamy peanut butter, and boiling water, stirring constantly until thick, smooth, and hot. Cook spaghetti according to the package directions. Toss pasta and sauce together; top with scallions and crushed red pepper. Serve immediately.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 297
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 37g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 150mg
Calcium per serving: 32mg

Good to Know

Turn regular spaghetti into a flavor-packed dish with this peanut butter sauce. You'll get protein, healthy fats, and minimal sodium.

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Dave Lieberman