Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peanut Noodles

This week my kitchen is "under construction," so to say.  Just some minor changes, but it required emptying all my cupboards and drawers.  I'm cooking simply - and pasta is on the menu again.

The serving size here may seem small, but believe me, the flavor combination and richness make up for the amount.  Serve with some cut up fruit or another vegetable on the side and you have a quick complete meal.

Peanut Noodles

1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown or regular rice vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh chili paste (like Sambal Oelek)
5 ounces soba (buckwheat) noodles or other long thin pasta
2 cups chopped greens, any type
1/2 cup chopped green onions

In small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, agave, sesame oil, and chili paste.  Heat in microwave one minute on high, then whisk again until smooth; set aside.

Cook noodles according to package directions, adding chopped greens during the last minute of cooking;  drain.  Toss with sauce and green onions and serve immediately.  Makes 4 (about 3/4-cup) servings, 6 points plus and 332 calories each.

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