Peanut Sesame Noodles

A rich, creamy peanut sauce makes this easy, budget-friendly dish intoxicatingly good.


Noodles with peanut sauce is a family favorite, served warm or cold. Creamy peanut sauce over noodles and veggies create a dish that's just as good the next day. Substitute almond or other nut butters for those with a peanut allergy.


Recipe from National Cooperative of Grocers

1 pound
Carrots, cut into matchsticks
Red bell pepper, cut into strips
Purple cabbage, thinly sliced
4 cups
Smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup
Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Lime juice
1 tablespoon
Coconut milk
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
Red pepper flakes
1 pinch
Toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 600


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Break noodles in halves or thirds and drop them into the water. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes and test for doneness. When done, drain immediately and rinse with very cold water. Set aside.
  2. Put about an inch of water in a large pot with a lid, and place a steamer basket inside. Bring water to a boil and add carrots to the steamer basket. Cover the pot and steam for 3 minutes, then add bell pepper and steam for another minute. Add cabbage and steam for 2 more minutes.
  3. Blend all remaining ingredients together in a food processor, or use a fork to mix thoroughly in a bowl. 
  4. Pour noodles and veggies into the pasta cooking pot, add sauce, and mix well. Add more soy sauce or lime juice to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.