Updated: Jul 9, 2021
I bought peanut butter powder and it made me want to make everything peanut. Spicy Peanut Noodles were my very first thought, of course. I like using the peanut butter powder because I can make the end result taste more like peanuts than I could with just peanut butter. It's also high in protein and pretty low in fat, which is definitely a happy side effect!
These can be eaten warm or cold - it doesn't matter! I ate a serving right after making it it and it was warm, but the next day, it was just as good cold!
Cooking time: <30 minutes
2 servings of noodles (I used a dried ramen, but use whatever you got!)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup green onion tops
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup peanut butter powder
3 tbsp soy sauce (can also use tamari or aminos)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp ginger powder
2 tbsp red pepper powder*
Whisk all sauce ingredients together. I like to add the dry, then bit by bit add wet ingredients with the water being last.
Cook noodles according to package.
Sautee cabbage, bell pepper, and carrots just until they're almost soft.
Add in the noodles and sauce, then toss to combine.
Turn off heat, add green onions, cilantro, and sesame seeds and mix to combine.
Notes: Add your desired amount of spice. Chili flakes and powders are not all created equally, so I suggest adding whatever you're comfortable with. I used Korean fine red pepper powder and 2 tbsp was perfect for me, but I definitely could have added more!
If you want a creamier sauce, you can absolutely use peanut butter, but I would cut back on the water. Add in half the amount of water and then see what you need from there.