It’s Been a Great Month, Peanut!

Yup, that’s right… today is the  last day of the year to celebrate National Peanut Month!

  • Peanut Fun Fact #1: It takes 772 peanuts to make a 16.3 oz jar of peanut butter!
  • Peanut Fun Fact #2: Peanuts are not even nuts! They are legumes, like beans, peas and lentils!
  • Peanut Fun Fact #3: When making a PB&J sandwich, 96% of people put the peanut butter on before the jelly.

So in the spirit of National Peanut Month, I bring to you a dish that I LOVE and a recipe given to me by my childhood friend, Carolyn (with a few minor modifications) – PEANUT SESAME NOODLES!

Peanut Sesame Sauce

Mix the following ingredients together and blend in a food processor.

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 medium garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes

That’s it!  That sauce is soo simple to make, right?? From here, I’d tweak the sauce to your liking, you may think it needs more peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce or maybe even water to make it thinner.  It’s totally up to your personal preference.

Then all you have to do is cook some soba noodles (spaghetti could work too), cut up cucumbers, carrots, and brown some meat in onions, throw the peanut sesame sauce in and you have a meal!

Here’s a closer look.

Hope you were able to enjoy something peanutty this month! If not, then I suggest you go put on your apron and make this for dinner tonight! 🙂


  1. Ellen
    March 31, 2010 / 2:46 pm

    For a bit of ‘color’ and crunch, toast some sesame seeds and sprinkle on top or toss with the noodles 🙂

    • March 31, 2010 / 3:30 pm

      @Ellen – Ohhh yea sesame seeds would be good! Or maybe even crunchy instead of smooth peanut butter! 🙂

  2. InF
    March 31, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    MMM, that looks delicious, it’s making me hungry =(

  3. March 31, 2010 / 5:32 pm

    I love peanuts and sesame noodles! I didn’t realize sesame noodles were so easy to make– thanks for sharing, Sandy!

  4. March 31, 2010 / 6:56 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this sauce.

  5. March 31, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    Oh so yummy!

  6. March 31, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    I put my PB on first! How typical of me 🙂

  7. March 31, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    mmmm….peanuts. I’m OBSESSED with peanut butter and eat it at least once a day. today i ate it on a rice cake, and then later in the afternoon i had some with apple and celery. oh, and then i ate a peanut butter larabar.

    these noodles look divine and super easy–a must try. thanks for the share sandy!


  8. March 31, 2010 / 10:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! I was just saying to one of my co-workers that I wanted to make my own peanut sauce! {oh, I could eat peanut sauce with anything! I hope I’m not alone 🙂 }
    Delicious recipe!

  9. March 31, 2010 / 11:15 pm

    I am sooo making this tomorrow!! And I believe it is all sugar free! yay!!

  10. March 31, 2010 / 11:31 pm

    That looks soooo yummy! I’m going to have to try that.

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my future tattoo. It’s really nice to hear those kinds of things. 🙂

  11. Lori
    March 31, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    I made something similar to this last weekend. It turned out to be very delicious!!!! The only thing I wished I would have added was some stir fry veggies though 🙂

  12. March 31, 2010 / 11:57 pm

    oh, haha yay! thanks for following. 😀

    and lol, ‘national peanut month’? how random. i had no idea.


  13. April 1, 2010 / 12:04 am

    YAY peanuts! I think I’m going to make some peanut butter…And then some chocolate…
    Home-made reese’s pieces?

  14. April 1, 2010 / 12:50 am

    This looks fabulous! I never knew how it was made but I love it. Thank you! 🙂 – g

  15. April 1, 2010 / 12:56 am

    ohhhhhh that looks soo tasty!
    delicious goodness!
    omnomnom x

  16. April 1, 2010 / 8:24 am

    oh me oh my! this dish looks divine!! i love anything noodles and who doesn’t love peanut butter?! great combo. your dish almost looks like one of my favorite noodle dishes “dandan noodles” at my fave szechuan restaurant out here. gonna have to try this one!

  17. April 1, 2010 / 10:10 am

    Yum! I happen to have all these ingredients on hand… I bet this sauce would be great with a veggie stir fry. BTW, in addition to trying your quinoa recipe, I also tried your sweet-and-sour pork. I made it on the stovetop with pork loin instead of in the crockpot with pork shoulder, but it was still delicious!

  18. April 1, 2010 / 7:20 pm

    it’s like you read my mind!! been wanting to cook something like this for a while now..

    thanks sandy!!

  19. April 2, 2010 / 8:19 am

    yummy! i want this right now, even for breakfast 😉

  20. Carolyn
    April 3, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    yay! so glad the recipe turned out well. i think i warned you that the measurements may not have been exact because as it is with all chinese cooking and recipes passed down from mom…measuring cups are never used and you just go by taste and consistency!

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