Healthy Thai Peanut Noodles

These Cold Peanut Noodles are perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t feel like turning on the stove. Cold stir-fry noodles tossed with loads of veggies and coated with an amazing peanut sauce. 

These savory noodles drowned in a delicious peanut sauce and garnished with fresh ingredients are the perfect recipe for your next date night, family dinner, party side, etc. It goes with everything and is not very complicated to make. This recipe for Cold Peanut Noodles is simpler than most and does not require a large range of ingredients. Trust me when I say you’ll love it. This recipe is perfect for meal prep as it’s literally meant to be served cold! You can pair it with your protein of choice and have a complete meal ready to go.

What you need to make cold peanut noodles 

  • The Noodles: I personally prefer to use Hokkien stir-fry noodles like this that I typically buy at Walmart or a similar ready-to-go style noodles at the Asian Market. You can boil your own noodles but make sure to let them cool completely. My favorite noodles for this recipe are Hokkien or Soba noodles.
  • Cabbage: the cabbage is an essential component to bulking up this recipe and making you feel fuller, because of its high fiber. I’m not a big vegetable person, but trust me, you won’t even taste it.
  • Zucchini : cut the zucchini into thin sticks like shown in the picture below.
  • Spinach : high in iron and adds a fun pop of color!
  • Peanut Butter: try finding unsalted peanut butter if possible!
  • Rice Vinegar & Lime Juice: adds a little tinge of acidity to the dish.
  • Ginger : perfectly complements the flavours of this noodle dish
  • Soy Sauce:  Soy sauce adds a deep saltiness to the dish that adds the perfect final touch to these noodles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you serve with the Peanut Noodles?

Serving the Peanut Noodles with a side of seasoned chicken breasts, sliced bell peppers, red cabbage, sesame seeds, or green onion will take the meal to another level!

What noodles do you use for this dish?

A wide stir fry rice noodle is ideal for this recipe but you can use any noodles you have on hand If you can’t find the wide stir fry noodles.

Can I use crunchy peanut butter in the sauce?

Yes! We do, however, blend the sauce so you will lose that crunch in the final product. Another technique to achieve that same crunchiness is mixing crushed peanuts into some smooth peanut butter. It will achieve the same, if not better, texture!

Do you eat these Spicy Peanut Noodles cold or hot?

I find these noodles tastiest when eaten cold but you can eat them warm if that is your personal preference.

How to make peanut sauce at home 

This peanut sauce is a must-have recipe! It is a delicious blend of rice vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, gochujang and last but not least, peanut butter. Mix together all the ingredients in a container and whisk until smooth. This simple recipe will enhance the flavor of your noodles and leave you wanting more and more!

How to Make Peanut Noodles 

  1. Blend together all the peanut sauce ingredients to create a smooth sauce.
  2. To a bowl, add the spinach, cabbage, and zucchini.
  3. Add the cold noodles to the veggies, then pour the peanut sauce all over it. 
  4. Garnish with peanuts, green onions, sesame seeds, etc.
  5. Enjoy!
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, swap the soy sauce for tamari (a gluten-free version of soy sauce) that is equally delicious. Also, swap the noodles for a gluten-free version.
  • Make it higher in protein by adding crispy tofu or grilled chicken!
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Healthy Peanut Noodles (veggie-packed)

  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2 Bowls 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These Healthy Cold Peanut Noodles are perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t feel like turning on the stove. We toss hokkien stir fry noodles with loads of veggies and a creamy peanut sauce.



Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 inch ginger, peeled
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce, more or less depending on preference
  • 1 tbsp gochujang, optional (I use this)
  • 23 tsp red chili flakes, or to taste
  • 12 tbsp water


  • 1 cup of these noodles or cooked noodles of choice
  • 1 cup cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced into sticks
  • 1/2 cup spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. If you are cooking your own noodles/spaghetti, boil according to the instructions. Dump them into ice water after to cool them without over cooking. I buy my noodles pre-cooked at Walmart from this company.
  2. Blend together all the peanut sauce ingredients except water to create a smooth sauce. Add in water as needed to make it blend well.
  3. To a bowl, add the spinach, cabbage, and zucchini.
  4. Make sure you noodles are room temperature or cold. Add the noodles to the veggies, and mix well to combine. Then pour the peanut sauce all over it and toss until coated.
  5. Garnish with peanuts, green onions, sesame seeds, etc.
  6. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cuisine: East Asian

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  1. Super easy to make ahead! Love the idea of adding chicken! Need more recipes that can be made in advance