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These peanut noodles with crunchy purple cabbage and fresh basil are so delicious, you may bust into song when you see them! Once I started thinking about them, I felt like that Hank Williams Song, “Can’t get you off my mind.” Except, I didn’t resort to crying all night, instead I hit the kitchen.

Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Vegetarian

 

DISCLOSURE: I was asked to participate in the “#OrganicforAll” campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network and O Organics. I received free product for recipe testing and was compensated for my time.

 

First, A little back story to explain why I became obsessed. When O Organics, in conjunction with Healthy Aperture, asked if I would be willing to write a post about their grocery items, I got super excited at the prospect of being given a blind basket of sorts. This is the kind of thing that we got to do in culinary school, and me being kinda sorta really a bit competitive, well, I got a wee bit excited to see what was in store for me. So when the huge box of all sorts of grocery goodies arrived, my imagination started to run and run. Look at it all!

Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Vegetarian

My daughters had to be held back from pouncing right on the bag of popcorn until I decided what I was going to make.

There were so many items, I was having a hard time narrowing it down. As is often the case, inspiration for the blind basket came to me on a run. {Running is one of my favorite times to brainstorm about recipe ideas.} That’s when I came up with the idea of using the peanut butter, pasta and maple syrup to make peanut noodles.

Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Vegetarian

I started thinking about the fact that the shape of the penne pasta makes it sort of like pasta salad. So I could load in the veggies, and they wouldn’t settle to the bottom of the bowl, the way they would with traditional fettuccine or linguine. I couldn’t run home fast enough. I was already drooling at the idea!

Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Vegetarian

I picked up the other ingredients for this post at my local Shaw’s market. While I was winding my way around the store, trying to not let my daughter distract me too much, I saw a whole bunch of these O Organics products throughout the store. It was like, now that I had seen them, I couldn’t stop seeing them. I couldn’t get them off my mind 😉Peanut Noodles with Cabbage and Basil | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Vegetarian

 

According to the handy guide that came with my blind basket, there are actually more than 300 items in the line, available exclusively at Shaws and Star Market stores, from fruits and vegetables to dairy, meat and cereal. Apparently, the O Organics line is growing, and they’re going to be adding more items this year. When given the choice I almost always choose organic over conventional, so for me having all of those choices makes shopping super easy.

Thank you so much for reading. If you make these peanut noodles with cabbage and basil, be sure to give a shout out on Facebook or Instagram letting me know!

Happy Cooking!

~Katie

peanut noodles with cabbage and basil
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 14 cups

Serving Size: 1.5 cups

Calories per serving: 345

Fat per serving: 11 g

Saturated fat per serving: 2 g

Carbs per serving: 50 g

Protein per serving: 13 g

Fiber per serving: 5 g

Sugar per serving: 9 g

Sodium per serving: 400 mg

peanut noodles with cabbage and basil

Creamy peanut sauce, sweetened with a little maple syrup and flavored with ginger is tossed with cooked pasta, basil and a colorful combination of carrots, scallions and purple cabbage. It's a crowd-pleasing vegetarian recipe for a pot luck or family-friendly get together.

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce box O Organics penne pasta
  • ½ cup O Organics smooth no-stir peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons O Organics pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce such as Sriracha, to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped basil
  • ½ cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta and run cold running water over it.
  2. Whisk peanut butter and the hot pasta water in a large bowl. Add maple syrup, tamari, vinegar, garlic, hot sauce, ginger and salt. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Add cabbage, scallions, carrots, basil, peanuts and sesame seeds and toss to coat. Taste and adjust salt if desired just before serving. Serve immediately or chill.
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