Gluten-Free Chilled Sesame Peanut Noodles
If you can boil water, own a knife to chop a few things, and own a food processor (or a whisk and give it a bit of elbow grease), you can make this simple, delicious Chilled Sesame Peanut Noodles recipe!
I’m serious – it’s that easy. Made with a trio of Kikkoman products – sesame oil, gluten-free soy sauce, and rice vinegar – and a few other sauce ingredients like chili garlic sauce and peanut butter, this dish is packed with flavor. What I love most about it is its versatility. Not a fan of tofu? No problem! Sub the tofu with cooked, cubed chicken. Or if you want to keep the dish vegetarian and protein-rich without the tofu, sub out the regular gluten-free spaghetti with a legume pasta like chickpea spaghetti.
Quick, simple, and flavorful – this dish is a true triple threat!
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- 1 pound gluten-free spaghetti
- Kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons Kikkoman sesame oil , divided
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup Kikkoman gluten free soy sauce
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons Kikkoman rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- ½ seedless cucumber , cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1 cup extra firm tofu , cubed
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves , roughly chopped
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts , chopped
Cook spaghetti in salted water according to the package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and toss with 1½ tablespoons sesame oil. Pour into large bowl.
Combine peanut butter, 1½ tablespoons sesame oil, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, honey, and chili garlic sauce in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour over spaghetti. Add cucumber, tofu, and half the cilantro. Gently toss. Transfer to serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and peanuts.
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