This is one for all you fellow peanut butter lovers. Peanut butter makes a regular appearance in my breakfast bowl, putting it on my porridge was the ultimate game changer for me. I usually eat PB sweet but I decided to mix things up and give my beloved a savoury makeover.
This peanut dressing is super creamy and packs a punch.The recipe can easily multiplied if you’re feeding a gang or if you just want a little extra to have on standby. Here I’ve paired it with buckwheat noodles and crunchy veg for a satisfying stand alone dish but it makes a great side dish. Any type of noodles would work here, you could even try “zoodles” which are all the rage these days.
Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing (Serves 2)
2 sticks of Buckwheat Noodles (165g approximately)
1/2 Red Pepper, finely sliced
1/2 Yellow Pepper, finely sliced
1 Cup Sugarsnap Peas, finely sliced
2 Spring Onions, finely sliced
Handful of Unsalted Peanuts, chopped
For the dressing:
1/4 Cup of Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon of Dark Soya Sauce
1 clove of Garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon of freshly grated Ginger
1 Chilli, finely chopped (My chillis were very mild so use less depending on the type of chilli you have)
Juice of 1 Lime
1/4 cup of Coconut Milk
Optional garnishes: unsalted peanuts, corriander, spring onions and chilli.
- Cook you noodles as per packet instructions. Once cooked drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process and cool the noodles down quickly.
- Now get on with making the dressing.You could use a blender here but I like to just use a good old fashioned bowl and whisk. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smoooth and everything is fully combined. Taste and adjust flavours to your taste.
- Place the noddles and your chopped vegetables into a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and mix through with a fork until all of the noodles are coated with the dressing.
- Put the salad onto a large serving plate and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.
I really hope you love this salad as much as I do. Have a great weekend x