Make this recipe. One pot, minimal cooking, served cold–fantastic in July. It’s part of Serious Eats’ series on meals for under $8. This one, Shanghai-ish Noodles, is essentially a cold peanut noodle with whatever you have on hand. I made ours with linguine (no Asian noodles in the house–I used about 6 oz dried), half a huge zucchini, cut into strips, a julienned carrot, some frozen corn, and some deli ham, sliced up–a little under a quarter pound. Faaaaantastic, and super cheap. I’d eat it every day, but then I would have to run every day to burn off all that noodle and peanut butter goodness, and frankly, that’s not going to happen.
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