Noodle Salad With Spicy Peanut Butter Dressing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great side dish from Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in small bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Set dressing aside.
  3. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain again.
  5. Transfer pasta to medium bowl.
  6. Add bell pepper and green onions.
  7. Pour dressing over; toss to coat.
  8. Season salad with salt and pepper.
  9. Line serving bowl with lettuce leaves.
  10. Transfer salad to prepared bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts.
Most Helpful

Made this the other night with spinach linguine and was quite pleased with the taste. To save some calories I tried it with 4 tablespoons (chunky but not old-fashioned style) peanut butter, but if you do that I suggest cutting back on or omitting the broth because that made the dressing a bit too liquidy and messy to eat. Also, I like hot foods, but BF does not, so next time I will use 1/4 teaspoon cayenne instead of 1/2. Thanks for this great recipe!

Kumquat the Cat's friend February 18, 2006