This is one of my favorite noodle dishes in the summer. For when you feel like eating pasta, but you are tired of regular pasta salad.
Tofu Peanut Noodles
1 package of your favorite Asian Noodle or 1/2 package of Linguine- any long thick noodle will do
3 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp of ginger paste or 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 package cooked tofu or you could make yours…
Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Normally I don’t drain my noodles, but if I am using Asian noodles of some sort, I always do.
Combine the sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger together in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined. The peanut butter should completely break down to create a smooth sauce. I have never tried crunchy peanut butter, but I think it would probably add more of a crunch.
Add the noodles to the bowl with the sauce until evening combined. Cool in fridge. Top with the Tofu (you could warm the tofu up if you like, but I like it cold. I would not mix the tofu, because it will break apart, but this is purely for looks. I mix mine after I serve myself some =)
Instead of tofu, you could add some chicken or just have the noodles plain. For a little heat, you can add in your favorite hot sauce! Top with some sesame seeds,scallions, or more peanuts if you have them!
Except for the honey, it is vegan. You could replace the honey with agave.