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Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

3

This creamy and delicious udon noodles recipe is the perfect comfort food for a fall evening or lunch. Make it your own with whatever veggies you have on hand, and gobble it up for a healthy meal that will leave you satisfied. Seriously, the peanut sauce on these is so dang good I could eat it on its own. You’ll love this recipe! 

Creamy udon noodles with peanut sauce in a bowl

Why you’ll love these spicy peanut udon noodles: 

  • 10-Minute Prep: Prep this recipe in only 10-minutes, this is an easy and quick one for even the busiest people 
  • Flavorful: The creamy peanut sauce is so flavorful and delicious. Did I mention you can also eat it on anything? 
  • Versatile: Throw in whatever veggies or noodles you have on hand. I made it with red peppers and udon noodles but you can get creative here!

Creamy udon noodles with peanut sauce in a bowl

Ingredient Notes: 

Udon Noodles: Udon noodles are a thick noodle made from wheat flour, often used in Japanese cuisine. It is known to be a Japanese comfort food and in moderation they provide a healthy dose of of carbs and fiber. 

Peanut Sauce: I like a creamy salad so I do add 1/2 cup to this but if you prefer less just adjust as you toss and taste!

Vegetables: Use any vegetables you want in this dish. You can add as many or as little as you’d like it’ll still taste great! 

Cilantro: I know not everyone is a fan of cilantro so you can totally omit this. However, if you do like this herb, it adds a fresh flavor to it and I would definitely keep it in.

How do you make udon noodles?

Can a recipe get anymore easier? I think not. This udon noodles recipe you can whip up in 3 easy steps:

1. Cook udon noodles as per package instructions

2. Prepare the peanut sauce (you can find the recipe here and it only takes 5-minutes to make)

3. To a large bowl, toss together the udon noodles, sauce, peppers, and cilantro. Serve as is or with protein of choice.

Creamy udon noodles with peanut sauce in a bowl

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Can I use different noodles? Udon noodles are great here but you can use ramen noodles or even pasta! A thicker noodle is encouraged.

Storage: Store any leftover sauce in a jar in the fridge for 10 days.  The tossed salad will last up to 1 week in a tightly sealed container.

How long will peanut sauce last? Up to 1-week in a tightly sealed container or jar in the fridge. 

What else can I use peanut sauce on? Add it to salads, veggies, wraps, or whatever your heart desires. This is a very versatile sauce.

Creamy udon noodles with peanut sauce in a bowl

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Creamy udon noodles with peanut sauce in a bowl

Peanut Udon Noodles

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This delicious, creamy udon noodle recipe is so easy to make and makes for the perfect easy lunch meal prep.


Ingredients

Scale

2 packets of Udon Noodles (400G total)

1 large red pepper, finely sliced

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 cup Peanut Sauce


Instructions

Cook Udon Noodles as per package instructions.

Prepare the peanut sauce.

To a large bowl, toss together the udon noodles, sauce, peppers, and cilantro. Serve as is or with protein of choice.


Notes

Noodles: Udon noodles are great here but you can use ramen noodles or even pasta! A thicker noodle is encouraged.

Vegetables: use any vegetables you want in this dish! you can add as many or as little as you’d like it’ll still taste great! Just adjust the sauce if needed!

Sauce: I like a creamy salad so I do add 1/2 cup to this but if you prefer less just adjust as you toss and taste!

Storage: Store any leftover sauce in a jar in the fridge for 10 days.  The tossed salad will last up to 1 week in a tightly sealed container.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 351
  • Sugar: 9.9g
  • Sodium: 647.3g
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.3g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 11.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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