Noodle Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated
This Creamy Dreamy Noodle Salad is loaded with so much flavour and is amazing for an easy lunch! It’s tossed in a creamy peanut ginger sauce!
 
Top down view of asian noodle salad on a plate with chopsticks on the side.
 
Have you ever noticed that when you hear throwback music, even if you haven’t heard it in years, you seem to automatically know all of the lyrics? We went to brunch yesterday and I was literally bopping along to songs that I definitely haven’t heard in over 10 years. Even though we always hear that the human brain has terrible memory (hi Mandela Effect), it’s interesting the things that we hold onto in our memories. Music has always been that thing for me.
 
Speaking of memories, this noodle salad is something I would’ve happily packed for lunch in high school and back in university and definitely when I was working a day job as an attorney. Even though I didn’t live on campus for university, and home wasn’t that far from work, it always made such a difference to pack lunch. Otherwise it meant going home for lunch (TERRIBLE idea) or always having to buy lunch (ugh.). I admit I wasn’t always the best at planning meals ahead back then, but I’d like to think that I’ve gotten way better at it now.
 
Chopsticks pulling noodles from an asian noodle salad with lime wedges.
 

Noodle Salad

Take this Noodle Salad for example. It makes you WANT to prep ahead of time. You’d think cold noodles would taste kinda weird, but they’re so amazing. Add some thinly sliced veggies and top with a creamy thai peanut sauce? Yup, that’s lunch friends. Best things about this cold noodle salad:
 
  • Great for lunches
  • Tastes amazing cold
  • Smooth and creamy peanut sauce
  • Loaded with veggies
  • Easy to swap for your favourite veggies
Overhead shot of asian noodle salad on a white plate.
 
It doesn’t matter where you’re having lunch – this will work so well. In fact if you want to bring it school and peanuts aren’t allowed, you could easily swap it out. Almonds, tahini, sunflower seed butter – they’ll all work as a great base. The noodles keep great for a few days, too. They’re super filling thanks to the noodles and the nut butter.
 
So tell me – do you also seem to have fantastic memory when it comes to old songs? And when are you making these noodles?! Enjoy friends!
 

Chopsticks next to a plate of asian noodle salad.

This Asian Noodle Salad is loaded with so much flavour and is amazing for an easy lunch! It's tossed in a creamy peanut ginger sauce! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com
Asian noodle salad on a plate with chopsticks on the side.

Noodle Salad with Peanut Ginger Sauce

This Noodle Salad is loaded with so much flavour and is amazing for an easy lunch! It's tossed in a creamy peanut ginger sauce!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salads
Cuisine Asian
Ingredients

Noodle Salad

  • 8 ounces noodles soba for gluten free
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper 96g, thinly sliced
  • 1 large 106g carrot, thinly grated
  • cup 51g red cabbage slices

Peanut Ginger Sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter smooth
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice ½ lime optional
Instructions

Instructions

Peanut Ginger Sauce

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a deep bowl until combined. Set aside until ready to use.

Noodle Salad

  • Allow a pot of salted water to come to a boil. Add the noodles and cook and drain and cool according to your package's directions. Allow noodles to cool completely, and drain off as much water as possible.
  • In a large bowl, add the noodles, veggies and the peanut ginger sauce and toss together to combine. Taste and adjust flavour according to your liking. Serve and enjoy!
NOTES

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Leonie Caskey-Hatton says:

    Can anyone tell me what liquid aminos is?

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