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Lighter Sesame Noodles

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 25 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromMartha Stewart

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, stalks peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

Prep: 1. Chop/slice: broccoli, bell peppers, and onion. 2. Mince garlic. Make: 1. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti 5 minutes. 2. Add broccoli, bell peppers, and onion; cook until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes more. 3. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and vegetables. 4. In a bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes. 5. Add hot pasta and vegetables; toss to coat, thinning sauce with a little pasta water, if necessary. Serve: at room temperature or chilled.

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