Mung Bean Fettuccine with Portobello Mushrooms and Tofu

Mung bean pasta is a new favorite wheat pasta alternative. Two thumbs tastes just like conventional pasta! I picked some up on a whim yesterday and I am completely sold. Give it a try with this peanut sauce...


1/2 Package mung bean fettuccine
1 Portobello mushroom, sliced 
1/2 Package firm tofu
1 Handful bean sprouts
Olive oil
Scallions, sliced
Cilantro, chopped
Red pepper flakes
Toasted sesame seeds 
Salt and pepper  

Peanut Sauce: 

1 tbsp. peanut butter (or less) 
3 tbsp. sunflower oil (or sesame oil) 
1 tbsp. tamari (soy sauce would work)
1 tsp. honey
1 clove garlic, minced
Slice tofu in half and press dry with paper towels. Cut into cubes and pan fry in sunflower, olive or preferred oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until golden brown. 

Saute mushroom in 1 tbsp. olive oil over high heat until tender, season with salt and pepper and set aside. 

Saute bean sprouts in a touch of olive oil until slightly tender and set aside.  

With a fork, stir all sauce ingredients in a small bowl until fully incorporated.

Cook mung bean fettuccine according to package, or until al dente. 

Toss mung bean fettuccine with bean sprouts and peanut sauce. Place mushroom and tofu on top. Garnish with scallion, cilantro, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. 


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