Soba Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Prep Cook Servings
10 min 8 min 4
Soba Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Aside from being uber simple and the whole dish coming together in less than 15 minutes, this recipe is versatile with the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!


284 gm Japanese noodles, soba, dry
1 cup sliced Carrots (thinly sliced)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
1 cup shredded Red cabbage
2 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp (thinly sliced on a diagonal, garnish)
1 tbsp Peanuts (optional, crushed, garnish)
1 tbsp Sesame seeds (garnish)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (finely chopped, garnish)
3 slice Lime (garnish)
3 1/2 tbsp Peanut butter, natural (for peanut sauce)
1/2 tsp minced Ginger root (for peanut sauce)
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper (to taste, for peanut sauce)
1/4 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, for peanut sauce)
1 clove(s) Garlic (for peanut sauce)
2 tbsp Maple syrup (for peanut sauce)
2 tbsp Rice vinegar (seasoned, for peanut sauce)
1 tsp Sesame oil (for peanut sauce)
1 tbsp Soy sauce, tamari (for peanut sauce)
1/4 cup Coconut milk (or soy; as needed, for peanut sauce)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water. 
  3. For chilled noodles, transfer the noodles to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Otherwise, cover the noodles to keep warm.
  4. For the Sweet and Spicy Peanut Sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine the peanut sauce ingredients, adding the nondairy milk last a spoonful at a time until you reach a thickness you like, and process until smooth. If the noodles are cold and dry, a wetter sauce may be best, but if the noodles were just cooked and are still steamy and slightly wet, a thinner sauce may be better. You can also adjust the thickness by adding a spoonful more or less of the nut butter.
  5. For warm noodles and sauce, pour the sauce in a small saucepan and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes just to warm. Otherwise, pour the sauce directly over the chilled noodles and place back in the fridge until ready to serve.
  6. To serve, toss the dressed noodles with the carrots and seeds (if using) over the top. Sprinkle with the cilantro and peanuts to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 481
Calories from fat 128
Calories from saturated fat 40
Total Fat 14.2 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 851 mg
Potassium 615 mg
Total Carbohydrate 72 g
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
Sugars 10.2 g
Protein 16.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Grain 3.1
Meat Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 1.5

Energy sources



Quick Tips:
Add more or less non-dairy milk depending on how thick you like your sauce. Adding more will thin out the consistency.
Optional Veggie or Protein Options: steamed broccoli, finely chopped kale, roasted asparagus, mushroom, cucumber, thinly sliced radishes, or other vegetables of preference.

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