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5 from 2 votes

Cold Peanut Noodles

Savory noodles smothered in a flavorful peanut sauce and chilled in the fridge, then topped with green onions and chopped peanuts. A perfect group side dish or meatless lunch!


Peanut Sauce

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha hot chili sauce,, (omit if you don't like heat)
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic,, minced
  • 1 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • ¾ cup baby carrots,, julienned
  • ¾ cup salted peanuts,, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/8 cup peanut oil
  • 4 green onions,, diced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, , to garnish


  • Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients in a large bowl until well incorporated. Add all of the carrots and half of the peanuts. Set aside. 
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the large bowl of peanut sauce. Use tongs to toss and coat the pasta, the peanut sauce will thicken in the fridge.  
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. 
  • When ready to serve, remove the noodles from the fridge and drizzle them with peanut oil. Use tongs to toss the noodles loosen them up a bit. Transfer them to a glass serving bowl and top with diced green onions, remaining chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy! 


This recipe feeds 4 people as a main entree, or 6 as a side dish!