recipe

Chewy noodles, creamy sauce, crunchy veggies—this recipe has it all!

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 45 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4 to 6

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Prepare Ingredients

½ cup
creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons
lime juice, squeezed from 2 limes, plus lime wedges
3 tablespoons
low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Chinese sesame paste or tahini
1 tablespoon
honey
2
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon
ground ginger
¼ cup
hot water
1
carrot
1 pound
fresh lo mein noodles or 12 ounces dried linguine
6 ounces
snow peas

Gather Cooking Equipment

Colander
Large pot
Wooden spoon
Large bowl
Whisk
Cutting board
Chef's knife
Vegetable peeler
Box grater
Tongs
1
 

Set colander in sink. Add 4 quarts water to large pot. Bring to boil over high heat.

 
2
 
1 pound
fresh lo mein noodles or 12 ounces dried linguine

Carefully add noodles to pot. Cook, stirring often with wooden spoon, until noodles are al dente (tender but still a bit chewy), 2 to 3 minutes for fresh noodes and 10 to 12 minutes for dried noodles. Turn off heat.

 
3
 

Ask an adult to drain noodles in colander. Rinse noodles under cold running water. Drain noodles well.

 
4
 
½ cup
creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons
lime juice, squeezed from 2 limes, plus lime wedges
3 tablespoons
soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Chinese sesame paste or tahini
1 tablespoon
honey
2
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon
ground ginger
¼ cup
hot water

Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, Chinese sesame paste, honey, garlic, and ginger until smooth. Whisk in hot water until fully incorporated into sauce.

 
5
 

Place snow peas on cutting board. Working with 1 snow pea at a time, snap off tip of snow pea and grasp string. Pull string along flat side of snow pea to remove it. Cut snow peas in half crosswise.

 
6
 
1
carrot

Use vegetable peeler to peel carrot. Use chef’s knife to trim ends of carrot. Discard trimmed ends. Holding thicker end of carrot, carefully run carrot over large holes of box grater to shred (stop when your fingers get close to grater and discard carrot end).

 
7
 

Transfer noodles to bowl with sauce. Add carrot and snow peas. Use tongs to toss noodles, vegetables, and sauce. Serve with lime wedges.