Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peanut-less Noodles


With so many people having severe nut allergies, it is very important to have some good recipes in your back pocket that are safe for our peanut-challenged friends.

Recently, we had a client request an Asian-inspired menu with a noodle salad...but absolutely no nuts could be in the mix. That can be a tough one, because most Asian Noodle salads call for at least a bit peanut butter. Luckily, I was able to find this recipe in a 2001 issue of Epicurious that was absolutely perfect. On-theme and absolutely nut free **. And pretty tasty too!!

Asian Noodle Salad
Serves 6

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 lb thin linguine
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • 3 scallions, cut crosswise into thirds and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 6 radishes, halved and thinly sliced

  • Stir together soy sauce, vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger.

    Cook linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, then drain in a colander and rinse under cold water until cool. Toss with dressing, carrot, scallions, sesame seeds, and radishes in a large bowl.

    ** It is rare, but some people with nut allergies have sensitivity to sesame as well. Be sure to ask before serving.


    Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

    I'll bet that tastes delicious! Great detective work tracking down a peanut-less recipe. I'm going to make this one sometime this weekend. Thanks!

    Alexandra Hedin said...

    This is a lifesaver! My son is crazy allergic to nuts and he would LOVE Thai food. Thanks so much for posting