Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles

This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!

Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!

There's a bit of green in this dish. A wee accent counts right? Once again I have failed to jump aboard the holiday-food-party bandwagon. What the heck; you'd think a food blogger would be all over that stuff! Green errrything, but nope. Alas, my festive side fails to show up the party. Apparently it's as hermit-like as my real self! I guess that makes sense. Do you get in the celebratory spirit on St. Patrick's Day by making green food? When I was a kid my mom made green eggs. It made me uneasy. I don't like food to look as it shouldn't; even the green rice krispie treats put me off. 

I am currently drinking matcha as a write this, in a green cup nonetheless... and that should certainly count for something. I got green inside me. I think I'll tell people that when they try to pinch me for wearing all black. It should go over real well. 

Honestly... I just forgot it was St. Patty's Day... but this super green photo of broccoli rabe below should put you in the spirit! #mustgetmyshittogetherforremainingholidays

Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!
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Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!
Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!
Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!

Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles

Kathleen Henry @ Produce On Parade

Published 03/17/2016

This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dried spaghetti noodles
  • 1 bunch of fresh broccoli rabe, florets and stems chopped
  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds + more for garnish
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp vegan granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 heaping tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh garlic chili paste, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 fresh green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat for the pasta. Cook according to the package, about 9 minutes, until al dente. When there’s about 3 minutes left for the noodles to cook, add the chopped broccoli rabe to parboil. Strain the noodles and broccoli rabe; return to the pot and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan toast the sesame seeds over medium-low heat for about 5-8 minutes until slightly golden brown and fragrant, stirring frequently (taking care not to burn). Place in blender once finished.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in the blender along with the sesame seeds, excluding the green onions. Blend on high until super smooth. Stir into the cooked pasta and broccoli rabe until well combined along with the green onions. Serve warm. These noodles are also great chilled!

Yield: 6

Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!
Spicy Sesame & Peanut Noodles (Produce On Parade) This is a scrumptious and speedy dish that only takes as long as the noodles to cook! A spicy and sweet creamy peanut butter and fragrant sesame blender sauce is tossed with chewy spaghetti noodles and fresh, parboiled broccoli rabe for a comforting meal. I hope this will be a new staple in your home, as it is in ours!

I got real worked up about the fact that the USA is the only first world country with no mandated paid maternity/paternity leave. I even wrote my employer's HR department to champion a paid maternity leave program. They were like yeah... no. Hey, if you don't take action you can't really blame anyone but yourself for not trying to change things for the better. Take action and let congress know that it's a pretty messed up situation. Check out the infographic below for more information.