Prep: 6 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes. Look for packages of matchstick-cut carrots in the produce section near the bagged salads.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add asparagus pieces to pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Add carrots during the last 30 seconds of cooking time.
Combine peanut butter and next 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
Drain pasta, and place in a large serving bowl. Stir in peanut sauce, tossing to coat. Top evenly with peanuts.
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