Cold Peanut Noodles

You won't believe how quick and easy this satisfying noodle dinner is.

Cold Peanut Noodles
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

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.


  • .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)


  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Add noodles to peanut butter mixture, tossing gently to combine. Top with herbs, peanuts, and chili crisp, if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

695 Calories
27g Fat
101g Carbs
17g Protein
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.

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