Make this Easy Peanut Pasta in your dorm room! You don't need fancy equipment for this quick, vegan pasta meal that uses pantry staples. This is a healthy vegan recipe to make in a flash for lunch or a light dinner.
optional garnishes: chopped peanutsextra green onion
Add uncooked pasta to a large microwave safe glass bowl. Cover with water. Check pasta cooking directions and add two minutes to the recommended cooking time. Microwave on high for recommended cooking time plus two minutes. (My thin spaghetti was recommended to cook for 6-8 minutes, so I cooked it for 8 minutes and it was perfect).
Meanwhile, stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Set aside. Chop green onions.
When pasta is cooked, let sit for 5 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta cooking water and stir into peanut butter mixture. Drain pasta and stir in peanut sauce, green onions, and edamame. Garnish with chopped peanuts and green onions, if desired. Serve hot, cold, or at room temperature.
*For spaghetti noodles, two ounces of pasta is enough noodles to make a circle with the same diameter as a penny. For other pasta, two ounces is about 2/3 cup uncooked pasta.*If possible save two tablespoons of pasta cooking water before draining to stir into the sauce.*You can buy the bags of shelled edamame in the freezer section of your grocery store.*2 teaspoons of lime juice is a little less than half of a lime*You do not have to microwave this meal. Just prepare pasta on the stove according to package directions and make sauce as directed.
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/easy-peanutty-pasta/