A wise man, a former president in fact, once said, “Man cannot live on bread alone, he must have peanut butter.”

Random political interlude – Isn’t it funny to think there was once a time when the terms “wise” and “president” used to be synonymous? And while we’re on the subject, do you know what would be great? If we could bring back FDR’s Fireside Chats. Or maybe if we just brought back FDR. That would be okay too.

Back to business.

Now since I am (obviously) a die-hard patriot, I took the words of President Garfield (quoted above) to heart. And thus I found myself making this pasta with peanut sauce the day after Thanksgiving.

Would I be willing to die for my country? Probably not. But eat peanut butter? I’ve got it covered.
And admit it, you know you’re happy to see a dish on here that doesn’t contain a certain orange vegetable. Even a butternut squash addict like myself has to go green every once in a while. Eat the rainbow. You know how it goes.
I am not usually one to love Ellie Krieger recipes, mainly because I think she sometimes substitutes health value for flavor, but I’ve had my eye on this pasta dish for a while. How does it stack up in my endless quest to find the world’s best peanut sauce? It is the best non-coconut sauce/curry version that I’ve had so far. Just make sure you add extra ginger and enough lime juice.

Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce
Serves 5, adapted from Ellie Krieger

1 lb linguine
1 lb broccoli, chopped into florets
2 cups sugar snap peas
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy all-natural)
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hot water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 scallion, chopped
a large hunk of fresh ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1. Set up the water for the pasta and cook according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, put the broccoli in a steamer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Then add in the sugar snap peas and cook for 2 minutes more. Unless your steamer basket, like mine, cannot handle all of these veggies. In which case, you will have to steam the broccoli first, set it aside and then cook the sugar snaps.

2. Make the sauce by pureeing the remaining ingredients in a food processor. I didn’t puree until completely smooth because I wanted the chunks from the chunky peanut butter to still be there.

3. Toss the pasta with the veggies and peanut sauce. Serve, sprinkled with extra peanuts if you’d like.

I am submitting this to Presto Pasta Nights which is being hosted this week by Ruth of Once Upon A Feast.

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49 Responses to Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

  1. Shannon says:

    between this and that bourbon cheesecake, i’m drooling ๐Ÿ™‚ fantastic!

  2. SE(Denufood) says:

    yummm…love the pasta..i am already feeling the aroma of the dish..

  3. Bob says:

    Sounds fantastic, I’ve been looking for a good peanut sauce myself. I’ll definitely have to try it out.

  4. Muneeba says:

    Yes, let’s bring back FDR. Although it would be a little creepy if you think about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the meantime, let’s all plan to live longer by eating this healthy & delicious meal … love anything stuffed with peanuty goodness!

  5. yeap, FDR did shovel ready jobs programs in our hour of need… Presidents Bush and Obama chose to bail out the banks, and make the auto workers Beg for a fraction of the bank bailout… but don;t get me started… oh wait, you did get me started…

    But, the peanut butter and soy sauce is a wonderful combination… great post!

  6. Debbie says:

    The noodle sauce sounds delicious and I love broccoli!

  7. Moni says:

    YUM! This looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Palidor says:

    I tend not to like healthified recipes. I say enjoy them the way they’re meant to be, just eat less. This looks yummy! It took me years to appreciate the taste of peanuts in savory dishes.

  9. Toni says:

    Mmm… peanut sauce. Since deciding to eat less meat I’ve become a very big fan of peanut sauce… on tofu.. and I’ll definitely give this one a try once I get some rice vinegar.

  10. teresa says:

    mmm, i remember making this a while ago and loving it too, this makes me want it again!

  11. Amy says:

    My love of peanut butter knows no bounds. Still can’t get Haley on board, though.

    As for Ellie Krieger…I have one of her cookbooks and I have never used it! It was a gift, requested by me, even. I wonder if this recipe is in there? Will need to check.

  12. Elra says:

    Hmmm, after having fried snack, I think this noodle will be good for me. Love the asian inspired sauce.

  13. monicajane says:

    yay! this is a dish I used to make all the time in college (it’s CHEAP!!) and somewhere along the line I stopped making it…and I didn’t even really know how to make it again…didn’t remember the ingredients…

    I would skip the sugar myself…but otherwise it sounds very much like what I used to make…and I have really been thinking about it lately…

    I like your blog. It makes me like you. I would love to spend a week with your feeding me.

  14. Marcia says:

    I have made this before, and it is quite delicious. I do need to try more of her recipes…

  15. Mari says:

    Yums that is my kind of pasta! I love making pb pasta =)

  16. Katy ~ says:

    You put a big ole smile on my crabby ole face.

  17. OMG, this is the best peanut sauce I have seen! I can’t wait to try it, my kids are going to be deliriously happy to eat it! Merci!

  18. This is perfect! The one and only food I absolutely can’t eat is coconut! I’m tryin’ this one for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Catherine says:

    Wow Joanne this looks delicious! Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  20. Your lime peanut sauce sounds fantastic! My daughter has been recently unhappy with my choices for her pasta sauces but I think she will really like this one, I will try it for sure!

  21. I am a big fan of peanut butter sauce! I love this with sugar snap peas!

  22. Gorgeous sauce this one-i did try something v v similiar from a magazine a few months back but r sauce looks so so so delish!!!!
    from Whatever recipes i’ve come by,i love ellie’s recipes!
    And we love our skippys out here too!!!!

  23. Sophia says:

    I KNEW I’ll be seeing pasta sometime soon! Haha! It looks and sounds amazing! Lime and PB…wow!

  24. Marisa says:

    Peanut sauce & broccoli is SUCH a good combo!

  25. Debinhawaii says:

    Mmm…of course you had me at lime peanut sauce!

  26. Barbara says:

    Love the green veggies- you are so right. We are all using butternut squash for everything. Funny.
    The peanut lime sauce with noodles is wonderful- we’d love it.
    Please don’t being back FDR!

  27. Chef Fresco says:

    The lime peanut sauce sounds tasty! I love broccoli noodles!

  28. 5 open jars!!!!!????
    addiction to the max. we both have it BAD. trader joe’s pb. awesome rawsome!

    i know. HUMP DAY FINALLY!

  29. Jen says:

    I have been wanting to make pb sauce…maybe over the break I will try this!

  30. Maria says:

    The lime peanut sauce sounds amazing!

  31. Lea Ann says:

    Love this recipe combination. We did have a little fire-side chat last night, about Afganistan! :-/

  32. My husband would prefer the quote read “My can live by peanut butter alone” so I’m guessing he would love this dish!

  33. comfycook says:

    I love peanut butter in savory dishes. Forget the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches of the past. It is now a versatilie addition to give dishes the twist they need.

    I have made similar recipes although not this one. I am debating this or a cheesy pasta for dinner.

    I am glad you shared it because I would not have thought of it. I am still eating pumpkin and squash.

    I love broccoli.

  34. theUngourmet says:

    Both my husband and I would be all over this with the PB! My husband won’t go for pasta usually but when peanut sauce is involved I can get him to go for it every time! ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Joanne, this sounds absolutely amazing! I feel I could life off of peanut butter. I like it by itself and as an ingredient with other flavors.

    Many thanks and I am definitely going to give this a try.

  36. Moni says:

    Made variation of this last night for dinner. Used tahini instead of peanut butter. For veggies, bok choy, snow peas, cremini mushrooms. Honey vs. brown sugar. Fantastic!

  37. chrystad72 says:

    Hey! Just found your blog and love it. The peanut lime sauce sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharin that recipe!

  38. yummy love the lime flavor in this

  39. Megan says:

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin. I would give anything for a plate of that.


  40. Kelsey says:

    Peanut butter is one of those great flavors that can totally transform a simple dish into something exotic. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  41. you know how i feel about peanutty noodles! Delish!

  42. Too yummy! This looks like a dish the boy and I could agree on (rare these days). Peanut butter is so versatile.

  43. Sophie says:

    MMMM,…I so love a diiner like this! easy yet so tasty !!!

  44. Michelle says:

    What an interesting recipe and I can’t seem to get enough lime lately and I’ve never craved lime in life until the last month or so!

  45. Kerstin says:

    Mmm, definitely a wise man, your PB noodles look so tasty!

  46. Ruth Daniels says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this one with Presto Pasta Nights. I never used to think of Peanut Butter as exotic, but this one, bringing Asia to the table does just that.

  47. Great idea adding lime! Wonderful flavours.

  48. tigerfish says:

    I agree on the part about peanut butter with bread ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. polwig says:

    I love Elie Krieger and her newer book is absolutely amazing. Simple, delishious and healthy. I have posted some of her stuff on my site since I am sure you had enough books. But if you feel like visiting library this summer it is called The Food You Crave. It could just as easily be your book.

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