Food Recipes Cold Peanut Noodles You won't believe how quick and easy this satisfying noodle dinner is. By Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto is a recipe tester and developer who's been working in the Dotdash Meredith test kitchens since 2017. Her recipes and writing have appeared in more than 10 nationally distributed print publications, as well as on various digital platforms. Anna's recipes have been showcased on the covers of magazines such as Food & Wine and Southern Living. Anna earned her BS in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida, and a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier Birmingham chapter. She has 10 years of experience developing recipes. When not in the kitchen, Anna enjoys hiking with her son, husband, and two dogs. She also loves fostering puppies for a local animal rescue group. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on June 22, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg DuPree Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Dinner in 15 minutes? Yes, please! Toss noodles in a creamy peanut sauce that's bright and savory for a refreshing meal. Finishing a noodle bowl with fresh herbs is reminiscent of bún thịt nướng—a Vietnamese noodle bowl. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover herbs. If peanut butter isn't your jam, simply swap in almond or sunflower seed butter, then top the noodles with salted, roasted almonds or sunflower seeds, respectively. Cashews work great too. If you have chili crisp on hand or a bottle of sriracha, don't be afraid to use it here. Ingredients .50 cup creamy peanut butter ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic, grated 1 16-oz. pkg. rice linguine noodles 1 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as chives, mint, basil, and cilantro .3333 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts Chili crisp, for serving (optional) Directions Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, and garlic in a large bowl until combined. Whisk in 1/4 cup water (mixture should be pourable). Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high. Add noodles; cook, stirring often, until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool; drain well. Add noodles to peanut butter mixture, tossing gently to combine. Top with herbs, peanuts, and chili crisp, if using. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 695 Calories 27g Fat 101g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 695 % Daily Value * Total Fat 27g 35% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Sodium 901mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 101g 37% Dietary Fiber 5g 18% Total Sugars 4g Protein 17g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.