This peanut noodle recipe practically saved my life. I know it sounds ridiculous, but this recipe has seen me through thick and thin…12 hour work days, kids’ soccer tournaments, pick-nicks, late nights, long and strenuous hikes, and short lunch breaks. What makes it so amazing…other than tasting awesome?
It is a wholesome meal that can be made in 15 minutes…or even the day before. It’s flexible, spicy, full of energy, filling but light, and loaded with vegan nutrients – a perfect pre-excersise meal. And, if you want to change up the flavors or quadruple it, go ahead and be creative! On many occasions,
I have left out the sambal oelek and added BBQ sauce, or replaced the fresh squeezed lemon juice with lime juice, or added tomatoes…
After countless requests from friends, work colleagues, and family members…here we go! Comment and let me know how you make it your own.
Quick Peanut Noodles
Serves 2 / Prep Time 15 min / Total Time 15 min
~6 Cups Boiling Water
100grams Cellophane Noodles
1/4 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter
juice of 1/2 a Lemon
1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Ginger Powder
1 Cup chopped Cucumber
2 Cups thinly shredded Iceberg Lettuce
1 Tablespoon chopped salted Peanuts
1 Tablespoons sliced Green Onions
Bring your water to a boil. If you have an electric water boiler, this will be your quickest bet.
Place the cellophane noodles in a large mixing bowl, and pour the boiling water over the noodles, until covered. Loosen the noodles slightly with a fork. Set aside, and set a timer for 12 minutes.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, lemon juice, sambal oelek, garlic powder, and ginger powder. The sauce will thicken the more you mix.
Prepare your cucumbers, lettuce, peanuts, and green onions. Go ahead and get creative if you feel the itch – add tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted eggplant, broccoli, radishes, carrots, black beans, bbq sauce, sesame oil…the sky is the limits.
Once your timer has buzzed, drain off the water from the noodles. Cellophane noodles are usually very long, so, at this point, take the time to just cut through them a few times to make things manageable.
Scrape the peanut sauce into the warm noodles, and mix it in. It will be very thick, so use a fork and spoon to “comb” it it. This will take a minute or two.
Through in your fresh veggies, give it a quick toss, and garnish it with green onions and chopped peanuts.
Quick. Simple. Delicious. Vegan.
If you want to make this a day in advanced, go ahead. Just keep the noodles, sauce, and veggies separate from each other until you’re ready to serve to keep it from getting soggy. Heat the sauce up for 30 seconds to soften it up before mixing into your noodles.