I saw this on TikTok the other day, and while digging through the cupboard this morning, looking for ingredients for other meal prep stuff, I realized we had all the ingredients.
We had 2 bunches of scallions, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them, thankfully, this recipe is perfect for scallions. I also shelled the basket of peas we had from our CSA box and cut a carrot into matchstick size pieces.
The best part about this recipe is adding more sriracha if you love spicy noods. If you are a wuss like me, just a pinch will do.
Let’s get started!
- 1 package of spaghetti noodles, cooked per package directions
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
- 1 cup julienned carrots
- 2 bunches of scallions/green onions
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used smooth, but chunky is good too)
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce (more if you like it spicy)
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
- While the noodles are cooking, combine soy sauce, oils, peanut butter, sugar, sriracha, fish sauce, and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
- Dice/chop veggies and set aside.
- When the noodles are cooked to your liking, drain and rinse. Add to the sauce and coat.
- Add in the veggies, and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or store them in a closed container for 4-6 hours to allow flavors to meld. This salad is good hot, cold, or at room temperature.
This is great as a side salad, or top it with grilled chicken breast and serve with a side of rice and green salad topped with miso dressing to make a tasty meal.
This salad will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days (if it will last that long).
If you need a crunch on your salad, top with a few teaspoons of diced peanuts.
In our recent Yasukochi Family Farms CSA box, we received 5 fistfuls (about a pound) of fresh green beans. I cleaned them, put them in a large ziploc bag in the fridge until I could be struck by inspiration.
I was doing the end-of-week veg prep Sunday morning (to make room for the new box arriving Monday), and I came across the green beans. I was watching tik tok last night and saw a video for spicy green beans. I decided to give it a go.
To start, I searched online for a bunch of recipes and Frankestein’d together a recipe using what we had on hand, which wasn’t much. Our fridge died last summer and I still haven’t replaced all of the condiments, in part because of supply chain issues, and also because of freaking inflation.
Spicy Szechuan Style Green Beans
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 2 T. your favorite cooking oil (I used grapeseed)
- 2 T. Diced Garlic (It’s ok to use the stuff in a jar)
- 1 T. Chili Paste or Sriracha (whatever you have)
- 2 t. onion powder
- 1 green onion, white and light green parts only
- 3 T. Soy sauce (I used low sodium)
- 1/4 c. water
- 1 T. rice vinegar (or white- whatever you have)
- Juice of half an orange
Optional, but tasty
- Sesame Seeds
- Red Pepper Flakes
- In a large pan or wok, heat oil.
- Cook green beans for 5-8 minutes, or until they start to brown and wilt. If your green beans have been stored in the fridge, it will take longer.
- While the beans cook, add the 1 T. garlic, chili paste, onion powder, and green onion to a small bowl and combine.
- After the beans have browned and wilted, add the chili/garlic mixture and combine/coat the green beans. Cook for 3-ish minutes on medium until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the remaining liquid ingredients (I poured all of them into a mixing cup and set it aside until this step, but you can pour them directly into the pan/wok), cooking on low until some of the water evaporates. Remove from heat, and add sesame seeds and red pepper flakes (less than 1 tablespoon each).
This is a great side dish for any Asian food. I served it for breakfast -grown ups only- over basmati rice, topped with a jammy egg. It was very filling.
This recipe is vegan/vegetarian. If you are sensitive to gluten, replace your soy with tamari or coconut aminos.
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