Somen Noodles with Peanut Sauce

I didn’t make it to the grocery store over the weekend which is unheard of for me. It’s been raining off and on and rain, groceries and littles just don’t mix. So I’m really having to get creative when it comes to meals around here. Luckily, I had all five, count ’em five, ingredients needed to make this delicious noodle dish. There is so much depth of flavor you would never guess that there were only five ingredients and that it takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

Grace has never met a noodle that she didn’t like and I think it’s safe to say that Camille loved these as well. She was putting them into her mouth by the fistful and ended up covered in sauce with noodles hanging from her ear. We loved this so much that we ate every last bite. 

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Somen Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients:

4 oz. somen noodles
1 tsp sesame oil
3 scallions, sliced
3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Preparation:

  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions in salted water. Drain and reserve cooking water.peanut-noodles-4
  2. Heat the sesame oil and saute the onions just to wilt them slightly.peanut-noodles-1
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add soy sauce and peanut butter. Stir to combine. It will be the consistency of a thin paste.peanut-noodles-2peanut-noodles-3
  4. Add noodles to sauce and stir to coat. Add reserved pasta water to thin sauce to desired consistency. I added about 1/3 cup.peanut-noodles-5