Spicy Peanut Carrot Noodles


I love slaw for many reasons, but mainly because its one of those dishes that can come together deliciously no matter what ingredients you have in your fridge. Better yet, it can incorporate any amount of ingredient so its perfect when you have a little bit of a variety of vegetables. I like to make slaw with ingredients that normally get thrown away like broccoli stalks. This particular slaw uses carrot ribbons as the main ingredient to mimic noodles which is why I call it Spicy Peanut Noodles. The following recipe just happens to be what I had in my fridge tonight but trust me, you can mix and match and add and subtract any of the ingredients. If you don’t like carrots, try using zucchini noodles. Mushrooms not your thing? Leave them out! We encourage you to never let an ingredient stop you from trying a recipe. Cooking is all about personal preference so embrace your individuality and personalize your recipes to your liking.

Serves 2-3

2 cups carrot ribbons. (Use a vegetable peeler to peel the carrots into long ribbons)
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup mushrooms, chopped
1-2 stalks celery, chopped
For the sauce:
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup warm water
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
2 tablespoons ginger
3 cloves garlic
Hot Chili Sauce
Prepare all of the vegetables and toss them together in a large bowl or container.
In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients for sauce except the water. Add half of the water and begin to whisk the sauce together.
Slowly add more water until the desired consistency is reached. If you like your sauce spicy, add in as much hot chili sauce as you like, starting with 1 teaspoon.
Taste the sauce and see if it needs more of an ingredient. (if it tastes bland, add more ginger, soy sauce or sesame seed oil. If it is too runny, add more peanut butter).

Pour the sauce over the vegetables and toss to combine thoroughly. Serve with a lime wedge and enjoy.


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