Looking for a great-tasting way to add more protein to your diet? Then make this recipe a part of your next meal. Each serving delivers 10 grams of tasty protein. With the subtle flavors of peanuts, tahini and honey, this Asian-inspired dish is a refreshing addition to any summertime meal. This is a flexible, kid-friendly pasta recipe that works as a dinnertime side or a light lunch. Japanese udon noodles take center stage in this recipe. This traditional pasta is made from hard red winter and spring wheat flour. Low in fat, udon is a source of dietary fiber and protein. Tahini gives the dish its signature Asian flavor, and crunchy peanut butter adds rich taste and texture. It's a versatile dish that makes a quick and tasty side, or you can toss in some grilled chicken to make it a light main dish.
Time: 45 minutes
Serving size: 1 cup
- 2 packages Japanese udon noodles
- 1 tablespoon tahini nut butter
- 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons liquid aminos
- 1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 cup carrots, julienned
- 3 green onions, sliced diagonally
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Cook the noodles according to package directions; drain well.
- Combine the tahini nut butter, peanut butter, yogurt, liquid aminos and honey in a large bowl. Add carrots, green onions and pasta, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley when serving.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories 242
- Fat 4 grams
- Protein 10 grams
- Sodium 927 milligrams
- Carbohydrates 44 grams
- Fiber 4 grams