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Creamy Spicy Peanut Noodles
"Spicy, creamy, peanut-y noodles tossed with broccoli, sweet peppers, caramelized mushrooms, and finished with fresh cilantro = a bowl of slurp-able deliciousness that’s so tasty, it’s downright addicting … and 20 minutes is all it takes."
-- @eat_figs_not_pigs

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These silky, spicy peanut-y noodles are exactly what we want on our dinner table!  Not only are they delicious, but they're a quick and easy weeknight meal, hitting your table in 20 minutes. 


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4
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  • 1 pound spaghetti, or noodles of choice
  • 3/ 4 pound broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/ 2 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 orange or red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3/ 4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/ 4 cup reserved pasta water
  • 5 tablespoons chili garlic sauce or sambal oelek
  • 5 tablespoons reduced sodium Tamari
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish


  • Step 1

    In a large pot, prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain, reserving ¾ cup of the water, rinse, and set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a separate pot, bring water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, blanch broccoli florets for about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent the broccoli from cooking more. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    To make the sauce, combine the peanut butter, reserved pasta water, chili garlic sauce, tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, and sesame oil in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  • Step 4

    In the same pot that you used to blanch the broccoli, add oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add mushrooms in a single layer and sprinkle with kosher salt. Let the mushrooms sauté until they're caramelized, about 10 minutes. Once the mushrooms are caramelized, add peppers, garlic, and ginger. Cook an additional 5-6 minutes, stirring often. Once the peppers are cooked through and look a bit tender, reduce the heat to low and add the broccoli to the pot.

  • Step 5

    Toss noodles with veggies and peanut sauce, mixing until all the noodles are coated with sauce.

  • Step 6

    Serve with crushed peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, and some red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

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