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Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, and Basil (Vegan)

The Vegan Experience J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

During the summer of 1999, I subsisted almost solely on the cheapest menu item at the Chinese food truck: peanut noodle salad. A little spicy, a little sweet, a little salty, chewy Chinese noodles with cucumbers, peppers, and scallions coated in a chunky peanut sauce was a tasty, filling meal that I only occasionally got tired of. Had I known how easy it is to make at home, requiring not much more than a few pantry staples and some fresh vegetables, I would have even been able to add some cheap gin to fully flesh out my minibar. More

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, and Basil (Vegan)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 23 comments

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note: Fresh Chinese wheat noodles are available in most Asian markets. 1/4 pound dried linguini, fettucini, or spaghetti can be substituted if fresh Chinese noodles are unavailable. About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing... More

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