Spicy Ginger Peanut Pasta

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So my brother (who is obsessed with Asian food!) lived with us for a little while and always made this pasta dish that he created.  Now that he’s moved out, I still crave it all the time!  So I decided to give it a whirl, but I added in peanut butter because I’m obsessed with the Spicy Peanut Bowl at a noodle place nearby and was hoping to create something similar.  It turned out super yummy, was surprisingly really easy to make and as a bonus, the left-overs freeze really well!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups steamed broccoli

1 1/2 cups coleslaw mix

3/4 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

4 oz. brown rice noodles, cooked according to package

2-3 tablespoons red chili paste (depending on how spicy you like it)

3 tablespoons ginger paste

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons peanut butter

salt and pepper to taste

sunflower seeds & chow mein noodles to garnish

What to do:

  • In a skillet, saute steamed broccoli, onion, coleslaw mix and garlic in olive oil until tender.  At the same time, cook brown rice noodles according to package
  • Once vegetables are fully cooked, add red chili paste, ginger paste, soy sauce and peanut butter.  Stir until fully mixed
  • Drain pasta and add to vegetable/sauce mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste (if it’s too sticky, add more soy sauce to liking)
  • Top with sunflower seeds and chow mein noodles right before serving

Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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