This pasta dish is adapted from Nigella and is perfect for summer weather. The fresh peas, hearty whole wheat pasta, and creamy peanut butter work well together and make a healthy, yet satisfying meal. The longest time taking element is boiling the water for the pasta! Serve it as a main course or side dish for cookouts.
Sesame Peanut Noodles (makes 1 lb pasta)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper chili flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1/2 cup pasta water reserved when draining
lb. whole wheat pasta
2 cups sweet peas, washed and ends trimmed
Boil and cook pasta according to directions on the box. When draining, save 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
As pasta is draining, whisk together all the over ingredients to make the sauce in a bowl (not peas).
Place the peas and pasta in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and mix thoroughly. I served this at room temperature and chilled. Both tasted delicious!