Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peanut Noodle Bowls

serves 4-6

This is a perfect meal for a busy weeknight!  The sauce whips up super quick, the noodles take about 3 minutes to prepare and then, really all you have to do is chop veggies!  Go ahead, make this this week... you deserve a "night off!"

Peanut Sauce:

1'' chunk of ginger, peeled
4 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2-4 Tbsp warm water
1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp sucanat (sugar)

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  For a thinner, more dressing-like sauce, add more warm water.

1/2 pkg Cappellini noodles (super thin spagetti-like noodles)


bell pepper
shredded carrot
tofu (or protein of your choice)
steamed broccoli
snap peas

Cook noodles according to package directions.  Drain and toss with a little peanut sauce.  I  like to arrange the toppings on a platter and then fill everyone's bowl with noodles.  I then let them choose their own toppings (pending clean hands...) and put it on top of their noodles.  Its a neat way to get kids involved in what they're are eating, and its surprising how excited they get!  And, of course, top with more yummy peanut sauce!


  1. sounds yummy Amy. What are Capalleni noodles? Are they rice or wheat?

  2. Grace, they are thin, wheat noodles. But, for a gluten free option, rice noodles would work great!