Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
1 cup water
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 2-inch piece garlic, peeled
3 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound dried thin spaghetti, cooked according to package directions, rinsed and cooled
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 scallions, sliced (green parts only)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts, for garnish
1. Combine peanut butter, water, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a blender and puree until smooth.
2. Toss dressing with pasta until coated.
3. Add sliced peppers, scallions, and cilantro and toss again. Serve cold topped with chopped peanuts.