These Warm Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles are the perfect combination of sautéed veggies, warm soba noodles and spicy peanut sauce. A vegan dinner that is ready in just 30 minutes!
It is no secret that spicy peanut sauce is a staple ingredient in many TSV recipes.
From the Veggie Thai Wraps to my Sweet Potato Noodle Salad - if there is a way, we are putting spicy peanut sauce on it.
And, a while back you may remember a similar recipe I shared with you - Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing. Today's recipe is super similar EXCEPT we're warming things up and serving this straight out of the pan.
I feel like with cold weather comes the need for hot food. And since we all need peanut sauce in our lives year round, I figured what better way to do that than with a warmed up noodle dish?
If you are still unsure about serving peanut butter over noodles, let me go ahead and sway you away from all of your doubts.
This peanut sauce comes from the combination of sweet and savory ingredients that when combined is totally mouthwatering. Simple and easy to find, this sauce is made out of:
- peanut butter (duh)
- sesame oil
- soy sauce (or tamari)
And for some reason when you have the right amount of each of these ingredients, you get the most amazing sauce. It is creamy (but not too thick), spicy (but not mouth scorching), and just all around delicious.
TSV TIP: You can make the sauce in a food processor, blender, or (my favorite way) with an immersion blender. I have literally gone YEARS without owning an immersion blender and now I can't live without one. I picked this one up and love it. It was pretty inexpensive and works like a charm.
When it comes to the soba noodles, you can pretty much go with any brand your local grocery store sells in their asian section. They sell this brand at my Ralph's and it is what I used in this recipe.
If for some reason you can't find soba noodles (or just don't want to use them), you can swap them for any long noodle (i.e. spaghetti, rice noodles, etc.).
Now the best part about this recipe is that you can totally eat the leftovers cold! Eat them just as they are or even add some fresh veggies to get more crunch. I don't know about you, but when my veggies have a layer of peanut sauce over them, I could eat mountains of them!
Whether you make this for dinner or lunch (or in my case sometimes, breakfast), it is sure to be a hit!
Warm Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles
FOR SPICY PEANUT SAUCE
- ½ cup peanut butter unsalted
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ inch fresh ginger skin removed
- 1 jalapeño
- 1 tablespoon sriracha or to taste
- ¼-1/2 cup water as needed
FOR SOBA NOODLES
- 9 oz soba noodles* dry
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 bell pepper cut in strips
- ½ head purple cabbage diced
- green onion, cilantro, chopped peanuts for topping
- Prepare peanut sauce by combining peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, sriracha and ¼ cup of water in a food processor, blender or mixing bowl (if using an immersion blender). Blend on high until smooth - adding additional water if needed.
- Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook according to package instructions. Soba noodles should only take 4-6 minutes to cook. Be sure not to overcook them. Drain and set aside.
- Two minutes before noodles are finished cooking, heat remaining sesame oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and cabbage and sauté for 2 minutes - making sure not to overcook (you want a little crunch).
- Turn heat off and add cooked noodles & peanut sauce to the pan. Stir to combine. If the sauce is too thick you can add ¼ cup of water to the pan to help thin out the sauce and coat everything better.
- Serve noodles immediately and top with green onion, cilantro and peanuts.
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Made this for dinner, and did NOT have the time to snap a picture as the entire meal was quickly gone. A hit with the teenagers at home. An easy, yet nourishing mealnthat I will definitely make again! I had only part of a cabbage left in the fridge, so I added smoked tofu too. Ready in just 10 minutes!
This is such a staple meal for my family. Its SUCH a delicious satay! We can't find soba noodles where we are so we just use spaghetti pasta, works a treat. We also make double and have it the next day. 10/10 have already recommended 🙂
Fantastic! Better than what one can buy in a restaurant.
Wooooo 🎉 So glad you liked it!
This is very tasty and very easy! It was a little salty for my taste, so I think next time I will start with 1-2 T of soy sauce instead of a quarter cup.
This sauce is amazing! I did find it a little spicy with the jalapeño AND the siracha, but I just added more water and PB and it was fine. I will definitely be making this regularly. Thanks so much for another great vegan recipe!! x
So glad you liked it - and smart thinking on dulling down the spice to your comfort label. It's no secret I LOVE the spice 🙂