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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


  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 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


  • 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!


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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