Spicy Peanut Noodles with Green Beans

Takeout’s easy, but the price of convenience can be too high. Enter homemade cold peanut noodles, a decadent version of the Chinese food you crave -- and it’s closer than a phone call away. Serve with a big bowl of green beans to make it even healthier.

Casey Barber

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Green Beans

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    1/2 cup peanut butter 1 1-inch chunk peeled ginger, minced
    1/4 cup chicken broth 1 lime
    1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 scallions
    1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
    3 tablespoons sugar 1 package chow mein noodles
    2 tablespoons hot sesame oil 1 pound green beans, trimmed
    2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter


    Prep: 10 min Total:
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    • 1

      In a small food processor or blender, blend the peanut butter, chicken broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and the zest of the lime until smooth. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

    • 2

      Mince the dark and light green parts of the scallions and roughly chop the peanuts.

    • 3

      Bring a 4-quart stockpot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Add the noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the noodles from the boiling water and toss with the peanut sauce

    • 4

      Top the sauced with scallions and chopped peanuts, and serve with lime wedges.

    • 5

      Use the same boiling water from the noodles to cook the green beans, and serve with butter and salt.

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