Cold Spicy Peanut Noodles

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"My friend is actually the one who passed this recipe along to me. It is the perfect cold noodle salad. The noodles themselves are sort of rich; so, I try to keep it fairly light; and simply serve with a green salad on the side. And, make sure to garnish the noodles with scallions, peanuts, and sesame seeds. It is very easy, and quick to prepare."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (219.3 g)
  • Calories 696.3
  • Total Fat - 32.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1245.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 89.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 11.6 g
  • Protein - 12.7 g
  • Calcium - 86.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Sauce ... You can't get much easier. Add everything to a food processor or blender; and blend or puree until smooth, and well combined. Simply set to the side.

Step 2

Noodles ... I really prefer the rice noodles. They don't take long; so, make sure everything else is ready. I do like to chill the whole dish at least 1 hour or more before serving if possible, so plan ahead. Vermicelli can also be substituted.

Step 3

Once the noodles are done; drain and rinse to cool - then, toss with the sauce. It will be thin ... don't worry. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour before serving. The sauce will be absorbed, and thicken as it cools.

Step 4

Serve ... Garnish with peanuts, sesame seeds; and plenty of scallions. ENJOY! I often serve a green salad on the side.

Step 5

And, make it a complete dinner by adding grilled chicken, or your favorite protein.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I scaled this back to 1 serve and as a side it was plenty for 3 of us along with some steamed broccolini and Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings by QueenBea. Thank you Kchurchill5 for a very tasty and oh so simple side for our dinner tonight, made for ABC recipe tag game.

review by:
(20 Nov 2014)