Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
An Asian style dish. You can also just make the sauce for dipping veggies into. Also you can add cooked diced chicken breast to the dish.
- 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 3 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons peanut butter, just warmed in the micro
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or 1⁄4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
- 1 lb pasta, cooked
- 2 cups chopped broccoli, cooked in micro on high for 4 minutes
- 1 cucumber, seeded sliced into thin strips
- In a blender puree the vinegar, soy, water, ginger, garlic, and sugar.
- Add peanut butter and oils blend.
- You can add hot pepper sauce to blender or just top the dish with pepper flakes.
- Depends on how much heat you like!
- Or both!
- Add sauce to cooked pasta and broccoli stir together.
- Add pasta water if needed to thin sauce.
- Top with the finely sliced cucumber.
Because this was our main dish furthermore our only dish for dinner, I bulked up this recipe with other goodies. In each serving bowl was added first some baby spinach leaves, followed with freshly cooked and warm adzuki beans, little bit of sauce, soba noodles, toppings, more sauce and more toppings. We loved the sauce! All veggies were raw except for lightly blanching the broccoli to bring out its vibrant green color. Toppings tried: cucumber, grated carrot, thinly sliced baby shiitake, green onions and fresh cilantro. Reviewed for Best of 2011.
THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME. I substituted regular white vinegar and instead of the sesame oil, I used some hot chili sesame oil. I've tried different veggies and want to try this with homemade rice noodles. It reheats well too, so it is great for lunch at work. I have even eaten it cold!
This came out in the "wow!" category -- even picky DH loved it! I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks, Rita! Made for Veggie Recipe Swap, VIP selection, December 2010.