Asian-Peanut, a very simple pesto which does not require a lot of fancy ingredients and is done in 5 minutes. Last week I ordered a lot of different pasta brands on sale, so this week was definitely dedicated to trying new pasta sauces. And since it is summer and I am always on a run but still trying to fit my macros I created a couple very easy pesto recipes. This week:
Asian-Peanut (1 serving)
- 2 TB peanut butter (as natural as possible, can also be peanut mousse)
- 1/2 TB rice syrup
- 1/2 TB soy sauce
- 1/4 ts ground ginger
- 1/4 ts garlic powder
- 1/2 lime
- 4-6 sticks cilantro
- 1 green onion
- 1 handful cashews
- 1/2 TB sesame oil
- pasta of your choice
For the pesto combine peanut butter, rice syrup, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime juice, cilantro and sesame oil in a blender and blend well.
Roast the cashews in a pan without oil and chop. Clean and chop the green onion.
Cook the noodles according to the directions on the box. Remove from the pot and use this pot to heat up the sauce, what makes the peanut butter really creamy. Combine noodles with hot sauce and top with cashew and green onion.
One portion of this sauce has the following nutritional values: 384 kcal, 27g carbohydrates, 12g sugar, 13g protein, 32g fat, 6g fiber and 28% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C.