I have fond memories of eating Chinese food when I was young. Our family had a favorite Chinese restaurant not too far from where we lived. On the outside, there was nothing special about it. Inside was different. It was always hustle and bustle. There were lots of people enjoying the food and it was a lively atmosphere. I caught glimpses of the kitchen and the powerful fire of the wok cooking everything to perfection. Everything was good here. My sibling and I would run around playing tag and of course our parents would yell at us. It was fun nonetheless. Even after many years, little has changed. The food here is still top notch.
Today the memories of Chinese food has inspired me to think about making some Chinese noodles. Something delicious yet simple to make. While dining out is convenient, my version is cheaper, healthier, and vegan.
Noodle Salad with Peanut Mmmm Sauce Recipe
- 12 oz. noodles
- 1 cup red pepper
- 1/4 c. scallions, chopped
- 1/4 c. sesame
- 1 tsp dried chili flakes
Peanut Mmmm Sauce:
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk
- 1/4 cup of almond flour
- 1/4 cup of filtered water
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried cilantro
The sauce is easy to make. Just put all the ingredients into a blender and mix until it is nice and smooth.
For the noodles, heat water until it is boiling. Put the noodles in and cook for the directed amount of time. Try the noodles after 3 minutes of boiling and every minute after until you are satisfied with the amount of chew.. Some people like their noodles more al dente. Rinse noodle over cold water to stop the cooking. Place the noodles in a strainer.
Turn on medium heat and put the red peppers, scallions, sesame, and dried chili flakes into a sauce pan. Stir fry until everything is cooked and maybe even a little burned for that charred flavor.
At this point, put the drained noodles into the sauce pan and stir everything together.
Next add the peanut mmmm sauce and mix again.
This dish can be eaten immediately and is also good chilled in the refrigerator.
I like these noodles a lot. There’s the wonderful colors and nice textures, not to mention it is a simple and cheap meal.