Black bowl filled with noodles and veggies covered in peanut sauce

Vegan Gluten-Free 15-Minute Peanut Noodles

15 minutes to weekday dinner does not get better than this. Filled with protein and veggies and packs a flavorful punch, no one will be able to resist these vegan peanut noodles!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy noodle recipe, quick dinner recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 429 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


For the peanut sauce:

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter , smooth or crunchy
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce , gluten-free if preferred
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1- inch piece fresh ginger , peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp your favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (omit for oil-free)

For the noodles:

  • 6 oz vegan chow mein noodles or rice noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 medium carrot , peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • ¼ cup peanuts , roughly chopped (salted, roasted, raw, whatever you like!)
  • Handful cilantro , roughly chopped
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  1. For the peanut sauce, in a small bowl, mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain them and return them to the saucepan. Add the peanut sauce, bell pepper, and carrot. Toss well to combine.
  3. Garnish with green onions, peanuts, and cilantro. Add more hot sauce if you like.

Recipe Notes

I love the fresh crunch of raw red bell pepper and carrot in this dish, but if you don’t happen to have those in your fridge, you could also try chopped cucumber, thinly sliced cabbage, cooked edamame, snow peas, basil leaves, or cubed tofu.


This dish is super versatile and a great fridge cleaner-outer.


Excerpted from Fuss Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized. Copyright © 2017. Samantha Turnbull. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House, Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gluten-Free 15-Minute Peanut Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1085mg 45%
Potassium 464mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 70.8%
Vitamin C 53.9%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.