Peanut Noodles

Recipe By Tessa Arias
August 11th, 2014
5 from 2 votes
5 from 2 votes

This Peanut Noodles recipe is my favorite vegetarian dish loaded with tons of bold Asian flavors alongside ultra healthy and energy-boosting ingredients. 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 18 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: I LOVE peanut noodles – there’s something magical about the combination of peanut butter, soy sauce, chili sauce, and rice vinegar.
Texture: The peanut sauce is thick, creamy, and satisfying with bites of slightly chewy buckwheat noodles and crisp veggies throughout.
Ease: There is some prep work involved with this recipe but it comes together easily.
Appearance: I love the colors of this recipe.
Pros: Delicious, healthy, fresh, and energizing. Plus the leftovers are delicious! You can serve these noodles warm, at room temperature, or cold.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Would I make this again? I’ve made this recipe several times already. Love!

We spent the past few days in beautiful San Diego and I am currently suffering from vacation withdrawals. It was practically torture to go from perfect 75°F weather and beautiful beaches to the 105°F desert. The only thing making me feel better is seeing Chewie and the thought of sleeping in my own bed tonight. AND the thought of sharing this Peanut Noodles recipe with you guys! Don’t you just hate the journey home from vacation? That’s always the absolute worst part. Luckily we drove to SD and it’s only about a 5 hour drive from Phoenix so it wasn’t too painful.

Have you been on any fun getaways this summer?

The other crappy part about returning home from a vacation is that you have NO food in the house. Plus you’ve just spent the past days eating out constantly. Right now I am craving these Peanut Noodles like crazy! I am exhausted and would love the surge of energy they always give my body. I’m off to the store to stock up on all the ingredients I need! I hope you guys add this one to your menu soon, it’s great for dinner and the leftovers are perfect for lunch. You can’t beat the rich, creamy, and satisfying peanut sauce paired with the chewy buckwheat soba noodles and the crisp bell peppers, snap peas, and carrots. So many colors, flavors, and textures!

If you make this recipe, be sure to take a picture and tag it #handletheheat on Instagram. Noodle dance!

Peanut Noodles Recipe - huge energy boosting recipe!

5 from 2 votes

How to make
Peanut Noodles

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
This Peanut Noodles recipe is my favorite vegetarian dish loaded with tons of bold Asian flavors alongside ultra healthy and energy-boosting ingredients. 


  • 12 ounces buckwheat soba noodles, or any other whole grain noodle
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek (Asian chili sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 8 ounces snap peas, strings removed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions, about 5 to 6 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the broth, soy sauce, vinegar, peanut butter, honey, chili sauce, and salt.
  3. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan set over medium heat. Add the peppers, peas, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the ginger, green onion, and garlic. Cook until the mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the peanut butter mixture to the sauté pan with the vegetables and cook, stirring often, until the sauce is thick, about 4 minutes. Toss with the noodles and serve warm, at room temperature, or cold alongside lime wedges.
Course: Main Course
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 11, 2014 at 3:18 am

    I can TOTALLY RELATE. I was just in Wisconsin in the perfect 75 degree weather, eating cheese curds all day for a week. Then I came home to 100 degrees, 100% humidity Florida weather and only had rotten tomatoes in the fridge. UGH.
    I adore all things peanut sauce…especially when it’s on noodles. Alll ova this! pinning 🙂

  2. #
    Alicia — August 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Is there a substitute for the Asian chili sauce? I have Siracha and I have a sweet chili sauce, would either of those work?

    • #
      Tessa — August 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      You could use either or both of those – just taste as you go!

  3. #
    Gaby — August 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This needs to be on the menu asap!

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    Katie — January 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Delicious! I added extra firm tofu to the veggies, which worked out well.

  5. #
    Towari-soba noodle — March 12, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Soba noodles are a dish that has deep ties with Nihombashi. Soba is usually refers to thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat as well as wheat flours. Soba Noodle Salad

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    Soba Noodles — May 17, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Peanut Noodles with soba that is awesome dishes. A healthy Asian slaw made with cabbage, carrots and soba noodles (optional), tossed in a bold peanut-sesame sauce.

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    John Abraham — May 17, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Peanut Noodles with soba that is awesome dishes. A healthy Asian slaw made with cabbage, carrots and soba noodles (optional), tossed in a bold peanut-sesame sauce.

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