Here’s the thing: The only dishes I can make completely on my own that come out consistently delicious involve peanut sauce.
I’ve tried other dishes, but I always have varying results. Sometimes they come out really tasty, but the rest of the time I end up feeding them to my dogs. But peanut sauce? Works 100% of the time, thus further proving my hypothesis that peanut sauce is magical.
So anyway, a couple of days ago, my mom asked if I would make dinner for the family. Immediately, I asked if we had any peanut butter. She sort of gave me a weird look, and slowly nodded. I then enthusiastically agreed scurried of to the kitchen. My mom just stood there a little dazed for a few seconds.
It wasn’t until she asked what I was making that she finally understood. “You and your peanut sauce,” she muttered as she left the room.
In the end, though, my whole family loved this meal. Peanut obsessed as I may be, no one can argue with the fast that this is a kick-butt noodle salad. Healthy (and gluten free!) soba noodles slathered in creamy peanut sauce, the perfect crunch from red peppers and celery, and some kale to add some even more yumminess.
This salad makes the perfect lunch or side, and it can easily be made into a main dish with some added tofu or salmon. You’ve gotta trust me on this one: peanut sauce will never let you down. I think I know what you’re having for lunch today…
P.S. If anyone’s having trouble finding soba noodles, I buy mine in bulk from Amazon.