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Cold Dan Dan Noodles

Tip

You can use rice noodles for a gluten-free version.

Cold Dan Dan Noodles

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These super tasty cold dan dan noodles are tossed in a peanut sauce bursting with umami and a subtle but fiery kick, then topped with fresh cilantro and cucumber for a crisply satisfying crunch.

Serves 2

½ pound spaghetti

2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter

2 teaspoons sambal oelek

¼ cup low-sodium tamari

1 clove garlic, grated

1 teaspoon sunflower seed oil

2 scallions, thinly sliced

1 Persian cucumber, sliced into thin half moons

2 tablespoons cilantro leaves

optional:

chili flakes and crushed peanuts to garnish

1. Cook the spaghetti to package directions. When done, strain and rinse with cold water until totally cooled.

2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, sambal oelek, tamari, garlic, and oil.

3. Toss the cooked noodles in the peanut sauce until nicely coated.

4. Divide the pasta between two bowls and top each with scallions, cucumber, and cilantro (plus chili flakes and peanuts, if desired).

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