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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!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Peanut Noodles, Peanut Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

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
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Instructions

  1. 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. 

  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.

  3. 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.  

  4. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. 

  5. 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! 

Recipe Notes

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