I’ve been meaning to make a batch of soynut butter noodles for awhile now. We used to enjoy sauces made from peanut butter fairly often, before we learned our son has a nut allergy. Now we only have soynut butter in the house. We make a lot of soynut butter sandwiches, but I hadn’t gotten around to using it in a recipe that calls for peanut butter.
For a starting point, I referred to a recipe for peanut and sesame noodles from Mollie Katzen’s The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest. This a great vegetarian cookbook we’ve used a lot over the years. Brendan is allergic to sesame seeds as well as nuts, so there were a number of adaptations I made to the original recipe.
I’ve come to like soynut butter in sandwiches fine, and barely notice the difference from peanut butter. In similar fashion, soynut butter makes a nice, rich sauce for noodle. This dish can be served hot, cold or at room temperature, making it a nice side dish for the warmer weather. Give these soynut butter noodles a try for your next cookout or potluck picnic. It’s a great option if you are cooking for someone with a nut allergy. The noodles go particularly well alongside chicken or fish. Or, if you want to prepare a meatless meal, add some tofu for protein and serve with a green salad.
- 1 cup soynut butter
- 1½ cups boiling water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp rice vinegar
- ½ yellow or red bell pepper
- ½ of a medium cucumber, peeled & diced
- 3 scallions, finely minced
- 12 ozs whole wheat linguine
- Place soynut butter in a medium bowl. Add boiling water, and mix with a spoon until consistently blended.
- Stir vinegar, salt, garlic, sugar and soy sauce into the soynut butter mixture. Set aside.
- Cook the linguine according to package instructions. When done, drain the noodles and toss with the soynut butter mixture.
- After adding the soynut butter, stir in the cucumbers, scallions and bell pepper. Serve immediately, or refrigerate to serve cold later.
We like this I.M. Healthy Soynut Butter with honey. The Amazon price for a 6 pack is competitive with what we find in local grocery stores.
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