Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles Recipe

Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles Recipe

How To Make Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles

This vegetarian Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles recipe is quick and easy. Toss noodles with veggies and delicious DIY sesame peanut sauce then you’re good to go!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For the Noodles:

  • 8ozChinese egg noodles,or any kind of noodle
  • 2large carrots,grated or diced
  • 1English cucumber,grated or diced
  • ½small red cabbage,finely chopped
  • cupfresh cilantro,chopped, plus for garnish
  • ½cupgreen onions,thinly-sliced

For Optional Toppings:

  • peanuts,chopped
  • sesame seeds,toasted
  • lime wedges

For the Sesame Peanut Sauce:

  • ¼cupnatural peanut butter
  • ¼cuplime juice,freshly-squeezed
  • 2-3tbsplow-sodium soy sauce
  • 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 1tbsphoney or maple syrup,optional
  • 1tbspsesame oil,toasted
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspground ginger
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • ½tspcrushed red pepper flakes


  1. Cook the noodles al dente according to package instructions. Drain, then rinse with cold water in a colander until the noodles are chilled.

  2. Meanwhile, make your sesame peanut sauce. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until combined.  Taste and add extra soy sauce, if needed. The sauce should be thin enough to drizzle; if it seems too thick, whisk in a tablespoon or two of water.

  3. Add noodles, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, cilantro, green onions, and sesame peanut sauce to a large mixing bowl. Toss until evenly combined.

  4. Serve cold, topped with your desired garnishes. Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

This recipe would also be delicious with cooked chicken, steak, pork, shrimp or tofu added in.


  • Calories: 269.82kcal
  • Fat: 9.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.97g
  • Fiber: 3.44g
  • Sugar: 6.47g
  • Protein: 9.12g
  • Cholesterol: 31.75mg
  • Sodium: 201.34mg
  • Calcium: 53.05mg
  • Potassium: 392.16mg
  • Iron: 2.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 221.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.17mg
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