Lighter Sesame Noodles



1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti 3 minutes less than al dente.

2. Add broccoli, bell peppers, and onion. Cook until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender, 3 minutes more.

3. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and vegetables.

4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes.

5. Add hot pasta and vegetables; toss to coat, thinning sauce with a little pasta water, if necessary. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

You're likely to have most of the ingredients for the easy no-cook sauce (including heart-friendly peanut butter) in your pantry.