At One Family Community Birth Center we know how hard it is to cook a healthy dinner for your family when you are low on time and your budget is tight. That is why we do a FREE food day every Wednesday. (please check our Facebook each week to make sure our shipment is available) Now we want to make sure you have access to quick and easy healthy meals for your family. That is why we are starting a blog series for the nights you are in a bind and need to get dinner on the table. Our goal is to share recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and only have a few ingredients to make the experience easy for you.

This week we are starting with a family favorite at One Family Community Birth Center. Quite a few of our staff members have tried this Sesame Peanut Butter Noodle dish, so it comes highly recommended! The sesame-peanut flavor will really satisfy your Asian take-out food craving.  And, since you can make this recipe at home, you can control the quality of the ingredients that goes into it.  But, the best part is how quick and easy the recipe is!

If you feel up to it, try to include your kids in the kitchen. There are good reasons to encourage kids in the kitchen at any age. With young children, that early investment pays off — eventually. Older children may not be thrilled now, but the time will come when they need to put food on the table, and it will help to know you boil the water before you dump in the pasta. Start now, and you may reap the benefit of a child who can take over dinner once a week or once a month!

sesame penut butter noodles

Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. of your favorite Asian noodles like soba, rice noodles, or even ramen noodles without the flavor packet
  • 2 tbsp. pure sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger root
  • Optional Garnish: 3 sliced green onions and 1 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds

Instructions

1. Cook and drain the noodles according to the package directions.

2. In a medium bowl, add the sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Whisk until well combined. The peanut butter should completely break down to create a smooth sauce.

3. Pour the sauce over the hot noodles. Toss to coat. Optional: top each serving with 1 sliced green onion and ½ teaspoon of sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

You could also use traditional pasta, such as fettuccini or linguini in this dish.
Nutrition information is based on this dish made with soba noodles.