Cook the Book: Sesame Peanut Noodles

The week's final recipe from Nigella Express is for a fairly easy sesame-peanut noodle dish. It does have a fair amount of ingredients, so if you're going to make this, make a big batch all at once by doubling the recipe.

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Cook the Book: Sesame Peanut Noodles

About This Recipe


  • For the dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic-infused oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chile sauce
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • For the salad:
  • 1 1/4 pounds cooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups bean sprouts, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into small strips
  • 2 scallions, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 1

    Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl or small pitcher.

  2. 2

    Put the noodles, bean sprouts, snow peas, sliced red pepper, and sliced scallions into a bowl.

  3. 3

    Pour over the dressing and mix thoroughly to coat everything well.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and cilantro.


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