Asian Noodles with Peanut Butter and Chilies
1 pound dried soba noodles or spaghetti
1/8 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2-1 tablespoon sweetener
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1-3 tablespoons spicy red chili sauce
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
8 green onions, sliced
handful chopped peanuts, to garnish, optional
1. Cook noodles in large pot of boiling, salted water until just tender. For sauce, whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, sweetener, vinegar, chili sauce, and peanut butter.
2. Drain and rinse noodles when done. Using tongs, toss noodles with sauce.
3. Add cilantro and green onions. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.
This can be served cold or hot.