Saturday, December 2, 2023

Vegetables With Crushed Roasted Peanuts -Delish

This colorful vegetable dish takes only 10 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook. 
You will be delighted with the delicious flavors  in a dish that lends itself to many variations! I love it.

This is just one more way to include nutrient rich vegetables in your daily diet which provide fiber and antioxidants and are low in fat, and low in calories. Always a good choice.

I'll begin with the way I made my recipe. 

First, I invested in a julienne peeler . It cost $6.99 on Amazon.  It was called ReNext Multifunction Stainless... and it works great. 
photo from Amazon  

ReNext Multifunction Stainless Steel Julienne Peeler Vegetable Peeler Double Planing Grater Kitchen Accessories Cooking Tools

I easily and quickly julienned a zucchini and a carrot and sliced some red cabbage. I could have julienned a daikon radish, broccoli stalk or parsnip. 

julienned vegetables of zucchini and carrot

To make this a little heartier, I decided to cook up some thin rice noodles (add noodles to boiling water for about three minutes, drain and add it to vegetable mix.)

cooked rice noodles

Once all my vegetables (and noodles) were prepped, I sautéed the vegetables in vegetable broth and fresh ginger and then added the noodles. I added some salt-free seasoning mix ( I used Trader Joe's 21 Salute).

For a protein rich version, add cubed tofu to the mixture.
I love the aroma in the air when it's cooking, it looks pretty, and it tastes delicious. The best part for me is that it only needs about 5 minutes to cook so I can prep it in the morning and cook it for lunch or dinner. 

vegetables cooking in a skillet
I cut back on the noodles and only added half

Once I sauté the vegetables, I top them with crushed roasted peanuts and sesame seeds, which puts this dish over the edge!! So good!!

stir fry vegetables and tofu in a bowl

I thought about adding (GF) soy sauce, but I didn't think it needed it.

The crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds were a nice touch . 

1 medium zucchini, julienned with a peeler
1 fat carrot, julienned with a peeler 
Shredded red cabbage, sliced and cut with a knife
2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
1 cup (or more) of cooked rice noodles
1/2 cup of vegetable broth
1 cup of cubed tofu 
Trader Joe's 21 Salute seasoning mix or any salt-free seasoning mix 
6 unsalted roasted peanuts, crushed 
Toasted sesame seeds for topping

Add vegetable broth, zucchini, carrot, and shredded cabbage to a large wide skillet and sauté on a medium heat for 3 minutes. Add cooked rice noodles, seasoning, and tofu if using. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring, or longer for a softer vegetable. (add a little more 1/4 cup vegetable if it starts to stick) 
Top with crushed roasted peanuts

What would you add to this mixture or what would you omit? 

My Notes: 
1. When using the julienne peeler, use a fat carrot to hold onto. It will be easier.
2. Trader Joe's salt-free seasoning mix, 21 salute is quite peppery but I like it. 
3. I love the texture of this dish, not just the taste.
4. You could add a peanut sauce to the finished product if you want a richer taste (find a Gluten-free sauce)


  1. I have a similar kitchen gadget..quite practical. The vegetables sound really nice with peanut sauce.

  2. Even the color makes it taste better! What a wonderful dish. I should try using the little peeler!

  3. We bought some peelers that were supposed to do this but I haven't been able to get it to work so now the other side of it is a glorified potato peeler!!

    Thanks for linking up with Weekend Cooking.

  4. I was reading the recipe already. I love trying out new food ideas.
    I just shared a new post and would love for you to check it out. Thanks a bunch!

  5. I love my julienne peeler. I do the same mix for my hand rolls.
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

  6. I'm always impressed with beautiful presentation -- that is gorgeous!

  7. I might have Julienne peeler because I remember my daughter bought it for making zoodles. When she moved I never touched many things she used. This is a pretty way to serve vegetables.

  8. A delicious Asian noodles!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

  9. i love that julienne peeler. it really looks the business!

  10. I might have to get one of those Julienne peelers!

  11. I have a similar peeler and it is so much fun. This looks wonderful, great colors and flavors. Thanks!

  12. I love the way you did the vegetables, so pretty!

  13. Beautiful dish - light yet satisfying, versatile, colourful, and delicious - something that we all need during the cold and gloomy time of the year! And I need to get this peeler, too.

  14. We appreciate you dropping by and linking up at SSPS 290. Those julienned veggies does look awesome. Take care and best wishes.

  15. LOVE IT. I do this very same thing. Also, I love peanuts in my rice/millet mixture too.

  16. I cannot have soy, so tofu is out of the question, but everything else here looks delicious. I learned something from you today. I had never heard of a juliennepeeler, but I just bought one. How easy this is going to make things for me in the future! Thanks for that. I can’t wait to start using it.


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