Cold Peanut Noodle Salad (Vegan, GF, 15 Minute Recipe!)

This cold peanut noodle salad is a quick and healthy 15-minute recipe! Loaded with fresh veggies, in an easy homemade peanut sauce.  Perfect for a simple lunch that takes no time to prepare, you can even double the recipe and meal prep cold noodles for the week.

This cold peanut noodle salad is the easy homemade lunch of your dreams.  You’re just a few ingredients away from a quick and nutritious meal that takes almost no time to make.

This Cold Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Versatile
  • Satisfying
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Great for #MeatlessMonday!
  • An easy vegan meal prep recipe, great for a quick weeknight dinner

This recipe is super versatile: you can use whatever produce you have on hand. I made this salad very simply with cabbage, carrots, and green onions – but other veggies would be fantastic!  Refreshing chopped cucumber, sliced radishes, or red onions would also be delish.

What’s In This Vegan Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe?

  • Noodles: I used a gluten free version, but you can use any you have on hand: whole wheat, rice noodles, fettuccini, angel hair, etc.
  • Carrots: for sweetness and crunch
  • Cabbage: because I literally have 4 cabbages in the fridge right now and had to use 1. I love the fresh, bright crunch from red cabbage, so it’s always a permanent staple on my grocery list.
  • Peanuts: For an added crunch and salty bite!  If you are allergic to peanuts you can use cashews, or sunflower seeds for a nutfree version.
  • Peanut Sauce Dressing: Made simply with olive oil, rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, tamari, sesame oil, and a freshly juiced lime.

How Do I Make These Vegan Cold Peanut Noodles?

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain, and rinse under cold water in a strainer.  Drain noodles and add to a large bowl.
  2. To the noodles, add the chopped carrot, red cabbage, green onions,  and sliced peanuts.
  3. Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar, seal with a lid, and shake well to combine.  Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss the cold noodle salad well.  Serve and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

  • For a nut-free version: If you are allergic to peanuts you can use cashews, or sunflower seeds for a tree-nut free version.  Just make sure you also use a sunbutter to replace the peanut butter too.
  • This recipe is gluten free: if you aren’t GF then you can use regular noodles or soy sauce instead of the GF alternative.
  • This recipe is vegan & vegetarian, but if you aren’t meatless you can add a cooked protein of your choice.

Other Quick Vegan Meals You’ll Love!

Summer White Bean Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Garden Hummus Sandwich

Vegan Loaded Nachos (Gluten Free, Pantry Staple, High Protein)

Thai Quinoa Cabbage Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Summer Side Dish)

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Cold Peanut Noodle Salad (Vegan, GF)

This cold peanut noodle salad is a quick and healthy 15-minute recipe! Loaded with fresh veggies, in an easy homemade peanut sauce. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Noodle Salad

  • 8 ounces spaghetti gluten free
  • 2 carrots spiralized or finely sliced
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamari Or soy sauce if you aren't gluten free
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 lime juiced (about 1 tablespoon)

Instructions
 

  • Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain, and rinse under cold water in a strainer.  Drain noodles and add to a large bowl.
  • To the noodles, add the chopped carrot, red cabbage, green onions,  and sliced peanuts.
  • Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar, seal with a lid, and shake well to combine.  Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss the cold noodle salad well.  Serve and enjoy!
Keyword 15 Minute Lunches Vegan, Cold Noodle Salad Recipe, Cold Peanut Noodles Vegan, Cold Peanut Noodles Vegetarian, Peanut Noodle Recipe Vegan, Vegan Peanut Noodles
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