2/3 cups peanut butter or tahini
3/4 cups water
3-4 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. mild vinegar or lemon juice
1 scallion, coarsely chopped, optional
1 Tbsp. sweetener
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/3 tsp. chili powder or cumin
12 oz. uncooked spiral or elbow pasta
1-1/2 cup frozen green peas
• Combine all the ingredients except the pasta and peas and mix well (a food processor or blender works best) to make the sauce. Cook the pasta and peas according to the packages’ instructions. Combine the pasta and peas with the sauce and serve.
• This sauce is also delicious over rice and steamed vegetables.
Makes 2 to 3 servings