Linguine with Snow Peas, Cucumber, and Peanut Sauce
Kids will be especially fond of this Asian-inspired noodle dish—after all, the sauce is made with peanut butter—but the combination of cooked and raw vegetables is refreshing and satisfying enough to please all ages. Serve the pasta immediately after tossing it with the peanut mixture; the sauce gets thick if it sits too long. Fast Weekday Pastas
Though they're certainly edible, the seeds from a mature cucumber can be somewhat watery. You can simply scoop them out of a halved cucumber with a spoon and discard them—or buy an English (hothouse) cucumber, which is almost completely seedless.
Choose a simple Kabinett Riesling from the Rheinhessen. These Rieslings' piquant juxtaposition of fruity acids and balancing sweetness is the perfect foil for the salty and spicy flavors of Asian cuisine.