Cold Peanut Noodles

This vegan dish is an excellent combo of whole grains, plant-based protein, and healthy fats. Garlic, ginger, and soy sauce add flavor, while a topping of bok choy and carrots provide a serving of vegetables, as well.
Body+Soul, April 2010
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 1/2 pound whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated or minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water. Whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic paste, ginger, garlic, and sugar. Thin with the water. When noodles are done, drain and rinse under cold water. Toss sauce with pasta, and thin with more water if needed. Serve topped with a salad of shredded bok choy and carrots dressed with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a little toasted sesame oil. Season with salt.

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  • Chelle Gonzalez 14 Jan, 2013

    I made this recipe today for lunch. It was super easy, I used thin whole wheat spaghetti. I also used Chili Oil and Hot Chili Sesame Oil (for the salad garnish - I used carrots and spinach for that). I think I could have thinned out the sauce a little less so there would be more of a peanut butter taste. Otherwise this was a great light dish/lunch :)