Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles (Vegan Pantry Staple Recipe, Gluten Free)

These spicy peanut sesame noodles are a gourmet dinner made with ingredients you already have on hand. These vegan pantry staple noodles are easy to make ahead or meal prep.  Packed with veggies and tossed in a mouthwatering sauce, these noodles transform dinner into a real treat.  On the table in 30 minutes!

I love a good (and fast) easy weeknight meal!  Especially one is built from pantry staple ingredients that I always keep on hand.  These spicy peanut noodles are a delicious and flavorful dinner, and are great to serve with any protein (especially our sweet crispy chili tofu)!

These Peanut Sesame Noodles Are:

  • Spicy
  • Creamy
  • Packed with flavor!
  • Made with good for you ingredients like: rice noodles, mixed veggies, and sriracha
  • Naturally vegan & gluten free
  • Easy to meal prep for a week’s worth of lunches
  • Versatile – easy to swap out ingredients with what you have on hand

Since I’ve had a lot more time at home now, I’ve been having so much fun coming up with yummy recipes like these vegan pantry staple noodles.  I stocked up on peanut butter (have been making a ton of these epic 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies) and decided to go a little savory.

These noodles are creamy, spicy, totally delish, and are packed with amazing flavors.

Whats In These Noodles?

  • Rice Noodles: I had some thick rice noodles in the pantry I used in this dish, but if you have any kind of rice noodle or gluten free spaghetti that would work!  If you aren’t observing gluten-free then use any dang pasta ya want!
  • A creamy sauce: made with peanut butter, sesame oil, tamari (or soy sauce if you aren’t gluten free), and sriracha for some spice!  If you don’t like spice, then you can skip the sriracha… but we love to load it on!
  • Veggies: OK, so this is the versatile ‘not really pantry staple’ part of the dish, which you can totally skip if you don’t have these veggies on hand.  You can use frozen pepper strips (I always keep a few bags on hand) or any fresh veggies or herbs you have.  Carrots last a long time in the fridge, so I always keep some in the crisper.
  • Garnish: Top with lime, cilantro, sesame seeds, or green onion, what ever you have on hand.

How Do I Make These Noodles?

Step One: Cook the Noods
In a large pot, cook rice noodles to package instructions.  Drain and set aside.
Step Two: Saute the Veg
In the same pot, heat the sesame oil over low heat.  Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot and saute for 10 minutes until vegetables have become slightly soft.
Step Three: Make The Sauce
To the pot, add the soy sauce, peanut butter, sriracha sauce, and lime juice and stir into the vegetables.
Step Four: Mange
Add the cooked rice noodles into the vegetables and stir well to combine.  Top with a garnish of extra cilantro, green onion, and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

A Few Recipe Notes:

  • These noodles come together quickly, so prep all the ingredients before you turn on the stove!  By prepping ahead of time, its a snap to toss everything together and serve.  It’ll save you time in the long run, save you sanity, and allow you to enjoy that glass of wine while you cook.  You deserve it!
  • This recipe is vegan + gluten free, but if you are swapping ingredients make sure they fit into your dietary standards if you observe a special diet.

What Should I Serve with These Noodles?

Sweet Crispy Chili Tofu (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad  (Raw Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Perfect Crispy Baked Tofu (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sheet Pan Meal)

Roasted Peach Summer Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Rainbow Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles (Vegan Pantry Staple Recipe, Gluten Free)

These spicy peanut sesame noodles are a gourmet dinner made with ingredients you already have on hand. This vegan pantry staple recipe is easy to make ahead or meal prep. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 ounce box rice noodles
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 bell pepper cut into strips
  • 2 stalks celery sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 large carrot cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook rice noodles to package instructions.  Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot, heat the sesame oil over low heat.  Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot and saute for 10 minutes until vegetables have become slightly soft.  To the pot, add the soy sauce, peanut butter, sriracha sauce, and lime juice and stir into the vegetables.
  • Add the cooked rice noodles into the vegetables and stir well to combine.
  • Top with a garnish of extra cilantro, green onion, and sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

Notes

These noodles come together quickly, so prep all the ingredients before you turn on the stove!  By prepping ahead of time, its a snap to toss everything together and serve.  It'll save you time in the long run, save you sanity, and allow you to enjoy that glass of wine while you cook.  You deserve it!
This recipe is vegan + gluten free, but if you are swapping ingredients make sure they fit into your dietary standards if you observe a special diet.
Keyword Easy Weeknight Meals, Peanut Sesame Noodles, Spicy Peanut Noodles, Vegan Peanut Noodles, Vegan Sesame Noodles
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