What tot can't resist the sweet creaminess of peanut butter? Add a bit of tang, some extra crunch, and soft noodles and you're serving the family a dinner hit! This recipe for Thai peanut noodles is very simple, making it perfect for little helping hands. Top with the veggies your family loves for a complete vegetarian meal or serve with grilled chicken or fish for a full-on dinner. With just a hint of ginger, a touch of fresh lime, and some Asian flair, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Keep reading for the flavorful recipe!
8 ounces udon noodles
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
Squeeze of lime
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated red pepper
1 green onion chopped
- Bring six cups of water to a boil and add the udon noodles. If you don't have udon noodles, you could substitute spaghetti or fettuccine noodles.
- While the noodles are boiling, measure and add the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and ginger to a large mixing bowl. This is a great opportunity for your tot to help measure and mix! Whisk the sauce together until it has a smooth consistency.
- Grate the carrot and red pepper, and chop the green onion.
- Once the pasta has cooked through, strain and add to the mixing bowl with the sauce. Gently stir the noodles into the sauce until it is evenly coated.
- Drizzle the noodles with sesame seed oil and a squeeze of lime. Top with the grated carrot, red pepper, and green onion along with the chopped peanuts.
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