Usually when I use peanut butter, I make a dessert. Or, in this house, it gets used up just by eating it plain. My kids have taken to eating PB and pretzels as an after school snack. But I love peanut butter in a savoury dish. Combine that with my desire to have easy meals ready to go and it’s not a surprise that this peanut thai noodle salad was a huge winner in my books.
It’s no secret that while I love cooking, my love for being in the kitchen and creating something new and tasty has to be on my own time. During the week, when we are rushed as a family and I can’t decide what to make that is nutritious and fast, it feels more like pressure and takes the joy out of it. When I have time, it’s a wonderful way to spend part of a day. When I don’t, it feels like a chore. I think that’s why I love having easy, go-to recipes that I can use any time during the week with limited ingredients. It’s definitely one reason I have turned to Kraft Canada recipes for years and years. I can alter them to suit my tastes, and to use what I already have in the pantry or fridge.
This Peanut Thai Noodle Salad is a cold pasta salad (I love pasta salads!) and was the perfect weeknight no-meat dish. I think next time I make it, I will keep it in the fridge for a tasty lunch for myself during the week.
I used bow tie noodles because I love them but a tighter, more firm noodle (like the original recipe calls for) would hold its shape and sauce better. I also omitted the snap peas just because I didn’t have any – that’s the beauty of these recipes, I can easily change them up. The sweet red peppers were a perfect foil to the saltiness of the soy sauce and because I used Kraft All Natural Crunchy Peanut butter, the only added sugar was from the honey. I probably could have reduced the amount of soy sauce just a bit and still had the flavours I wanted with each bite.
I think what I loved most about this dish was how easy it was to make. I can’t wait to make it again.
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