Thai Inspired Noodles with Mango, Basil & Peanuts

  Thai inspired noodles with mango, basil and peanuts
Ahhh I’m hungry…what do we have? I was looking for something citrusy, summery, zesty, sweet and tangy with a bit of kick. OK, this will do! Cold buckwheat noodles with mango, tomato, basil, garlic, lime, crushed peanuts, bell peppers & carrots topped with a creamy, salty/sweet/spicy peanut sauce. Awww yes, that’s what I want. Flavor explosion! Fast and easy sort-of-Thai-inspired cold summer noodles. The Bub and the Hub give it a thumbs up.

Serves 3

3 cups of buckwheat noodles
3 mangoes (thinly sliced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
10 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tbsp peanuts (crushed)
1 bell pepper (sliced)
1 carrot (thinly sliced)
*1 lime (quartered for squeezing on top)
Throw it all together in a big bowl.

1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ginger (minced or powder)
1 tsp sriracha
*Whisk Whisk Whisk it up! Pour on top.

Bubbalove wanted to help model the dish. Super chef in the making right here.^

Brazilian Lemonade

This is one of my favorite drinks! The perfect combination of tangy citrus and sweet creamy condensed milk! My friends and family go nuts for it!
Rim serving glasses with lime and dip in sugar. Place the glasses in the freezer until ready to serve.

2 limes
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
3 cups water
2 cups ice

Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice into eight wedges. Place the limes in a blender with the sugar and sweetened condensed milk, water and ice. Blend in a blender – pulsing 5 times until the inside of the lime pulps are mashed. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the rinds. Serve over ice.

Serves: 3