Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My niece's version of this classic recipe, it tastes fantastic and is quick and easy! You can also top this with cooked tofu and serve with a vegetable side dish for a healthful vegan dinner:D Adjust heat according to taste, and if you prefer a sweeter taste, swirl in a tablespoon of honey with the tahini and peanut butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. saute garlic and hot pepper in oil for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Mix in tahini and peanut butter, then whisk in warm water until the sauce is a creamy consistency (depending on the peanut butter you use and personal preference).
  4. Taste and add pepper, salt or more red pepper or hot sauce as desired.
  5. Toss with pasta and garnish with scallions, cilantro, cucumber then serve with lime wedges.
Most Helpful

I'm giving this 5 stars because it received a seal of approval from our 3-year old daughter ~Tasty Dish~. who had two large helpings. I omitted the red pepper flakes and added 1/4 teaspoon sambal oelek. Organic soba noodles replaced spaghetti. This was delicious and very much reminded me of a cheater's version of pad thai. Next time I"ll add Thai basil. Easy and quick to prepare, too. Reviewed for ZWT 2010.

COOKGIRl May 27, 2010