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Bean Noodles with Asian Vegetables and Peanut Sauce

Bean Noodles with Asian Vegetables and Peanut Sauce

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan

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Bok choy, shiitake mushrooms and snow peas are complemented nicely by a zesty orange-peanut sauce. Serve with black bean or red lentil pasta for an impressive Asian-inspired dinner.

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1/4 cup water
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 navel oranges, peeled
1/8 cup natural no-salt-added peanut butter
1/4 cup raw cashews or 1/8 cup raw cashew butter
1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 clove garlic
4 cups sliced bok choy
2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
2 cups snow peas, halved crosswise
1 cup shredded carrot
8 ounces black bean or red lentil mini fettuccine (see note), cooked according to package directions


Blend water, vinegar, oranges, peanut butter, cashew butter, Bragg Liquid Aminos, ginger and garlic in a high-powered blender.

In a large wok or skillet, heat 2 tablespoons water, add bok choy, mushrooms and snow peas and stir fry for 3 minutes or until vegetables start to soften, adding more water as needed. Add shredded carrot and blended peanut sauce. Cover and cook until just heated through.

Serve on top of bean fettuccini.

Note: Bean pasta is available at

Calories 393; Protein 22 g; Carbohydrates 59 g; Total Fat 9 g; Saturated Fat 1.6 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 120 mg; Fiber 13.5 g; Beta-Carotene 4127 ug; Vitamin C 96 mg; Calcium 262 mg; Iron 7.3 mg; Folate 178 ug; Magnesium 74 mg; Zinc 3.8 mg; Selenium 6.1 ug

Comments (23):



03/24/2013 05:59 PM

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Where in the world do you buy BlackBean pasta? I've looked locally until I'm blue in the face and still can't find a retailer.


03/24/2013 08:56 PM

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You buy it right here online. My arrived very quickly and we are very happy with it!


03/24/2013 11:21 PM

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This was delicious. I only had one orange, so added a little orange juice in place of the other orange. I also added another Tablespoon of peanut butter as it wasn't very thick at all (may have been the lack of the 2nd orange) It thickened up when cooking with the veg though. Even my non-nutritarian husband loved it. I didn't have the black bean pasta, so used it with Papperdelle's spicy Thai orzo, and it was delicious.
This comment was last edited on 03/24/2013 11:22 PM


03/25/2013 10:18 AM

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I found that at Asian Market in Princeton, but they have other locations. They carry buckwheat, mungbean and other noodles as well.


03/25/2013 10:26 AM

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I couldn"t find the blck bean pasta so i substituted black wild rice. Also very good. Next time I think I will add broccoli.


03/25/2013 10:56 AM

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Excellent recipe!!! I also couldn't immediately find black bean pasta but substituted regular asian bean noodles. Sauce was enough for 3 meals. I love that there are not a lot of ingredients so I don't spend all evening chopping. I put this one in my favorites folder!


03/25/2013 03:00 PM

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black bean pasta is found at my local food coop and asian grocer. you could also purchase it online, I'm sure.

Elaine Garces

03/26/2013 08:51 PM

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This is a winner! My husband loved it and so did I. I doubled the ginger and garlic. I also topped it off with peanuts and scallions. Will make this again and I look forward to serving this dish to guests. They won't forget it!
This comment was last edited on 03/27/2013 05:03 PM


04/01/2013 02:47 PM

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I liked this, but my husband (Non-nutritarian) only ate half. Any suggestions to get the sauce to thicken (i.e. corn starch, etc.)??


04/05/2013 01:44 PM

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Dr. Fuhrman sells an Organic Black Bean Spaghetti on his website. Look for it on the shop page, here:


04/06/2013 11:58 PM

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We bought the pasta online and tried this recipe tonight, the whole package, about 7oz could be halved next time. You get 6 packages per order. We have to make more sauce to finish the package, but it's very good.


04/10/2013 03:28 PM

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This is an excellent recipe. I especially like the sauce and it's very easy to make. I used vegetables that I had on hand rather than those listed.


04/29/2013 12:30 PM

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we thought this dish was inedible. The orange gave it a really weird taste.


04/30/2013 12:30 PM

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I found the sauce pretty wimpy, the pasta too chewy (simmered 10 min but still not quite right). Had to add some taco spice to tolerate it.
Also, sauce too runny. Didn't ever thicken like I hoped. Vegies good. Lastly, pasta too pricey for what it is.


09/28/2013 12:44 PM

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I also found the sauce to be too runny so it made it difficult to keep it mixed so the flavor was on the pasta and veggies. The flavor was good but it was hard to taste much besides the peanut butter. Maybe more liquid aminos/soy sauce would be better. Couldn't taste much orange at all.


02/07/2014 07:01 PM

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Here are my changes: use only 1/4 cup of rice vinegar, add 1/4 of raisins when you blend the sauce, double the braggs, double the mushrooms, double or triple the bok choy. Also, I like to cook the mushrooms first, because I like mine very soft, and I like to cook the bok choy for much longer than three minutes as well. Even with all of that doubling, there is still plenty of sauce and the dish could maybe still use more veggies to help keep you full. Excellent!


03/13/2014 05:52 PM

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This recipe was excellent, I will definitely make it again, doubling the veggies, garlic and ginger.


06/07/2014 01:32 PM

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If anyone lives in the Columbus Ohio or Canton Ohio areas, you can buy black bean pasta at The Raisin Rack. Also, my wife and I have had great success in making the pasta from scratch using dry black beans and a vitamix.


02/24/2015 02:07 PM

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We find a huge box of black bean spaghetti at Costco (we live in Boston). My mother-in-law also finds it at the
Costco in Orlando. I don't recall the price but it's very affordable. We also purchase organic tofu in bulk and large quantities of organic vegetables there too. It's been worth the membership!


05/17/2015 11:15 AM

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Amazon sells black bean pasta too. Any ideas for thickening the sauce I also found it too runny.
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05/21/2015 08:30 AM

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I love it!! I'm not sure why some people are finding the sauce runny. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out nice and thick


06/27/2015 08:02 PM

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I didn't have oranges so I used frozen peaches instead. The sauce was great. No one would guess that there were peaches in the sauce.


06/26/2017 09:02 PM

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This recipe is very delicious!!  I halved it and stuck pretty closely to the correct proportions and didn't have any issue with the consistency at all.  I think I had more than half of the veggies and still had plenty of sauce left over.  This will be a go-to recipe for a long time!!