This Easy Peanut Noodles with Veggies recipe is a healthy take on one of my Asian favourites. This stir fry is made vegan and gluten free with broccoli, soba noodles and a simple, creamy (and delicious!) peanut sauce that will not disappoint.
Healthy, delicious take out-fake out (as the wonderful Rachel Ray would say), does it get any better than this as we approach the weekend?
Let me tell you, I love noodles. I love large heaps of noodles on my plate/bowl/still in the pan. I definitely love getting to the part where I can eat ALL.THE.NOODLES.
No shame in my game, that’s for sure.
But in all seriousness, this recipe is E-A-S-Y. It’s a little bit magical when that creamy/spicy/super savoury/peanutty sauce meets noodles (and not just any noodle – soba style buckwheat noodles) and tender-crisp and beautifully vibrant veggies.
Please go make this for dinner, mmmmk?
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The star of this show is, of course, that super delicious, easy to make, super delicious (did I say that already?) peanut sauce!
Heart-eyes for days.
I love a good peanut sauce and I really love a peanut sauce that is made from real ingredients that are usually in my fridge – natural smooth peanut butter, tamari (or soy sauce works!), hot sauce, garlic, maple syrup, lime juice and ginger. I could seriously eat it by the spoonful (not gonna lie) and pretty much put this stuff on just about anything.
Side Note: More often than not I have a ridiculous amount of homemade peanut butter in my fridge and usually use that but any natural peanut butter will work. Some natural peanut butters contain palm oil and added sugars – when making this peanut sauce I try to avoid those ones and stick to a jar that is just roasted peanuts and salt.
The other star here – the soba noodle. Soba noodles are found in my health food and speciality stores and I’m sure you can even pick them up at your grocer of choice as well. Sobas are buckwheat based (aim for pure buckwheat because some brands use combinations of wheat, spelt or kamut with buckwheat) and are super delicious. They have a unique, square-ish shape and are chewy yet tender and satisfy your deepest noodley cravings with ease.
Not a fan of funky noodles? Peanut sauce plus veggies plus any noodle of choice really would work here (straight up rice quinoa would likely be delicious with a drizzle of this sauce as well).
As for those veggies – I will always go with some sort of broccoli-carrot-pepper-leafy green combo – I like it the best and always will! – but ANY combination of veg will work here (BONUS points if you stay in season!!).
Then garnish your plate/bowl/straight of of the pan style with chopped peanuts, cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds extra hot sauce or nothing at all if that’s your style too.
These Peanut Noodles are super easy to make and definitely waaaaay better than take-out – AKA the healthier noodle cousin of regular take out because fresh, high quality ingredients and definitely no gluten, dairy, msg, nonsense, which is definitely more my style these days.
This recipe is made completely gluten free, dairy free, vegan- and vegetarian-friendly and was adapted from this recipe and reposted here.
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! If you give this Easy Peanut Noodles with Veggies recipe a try let me know in the comments below and be sure to share a picture on Instagram using the tags @alwaysnourished and #alwaysnourishedfood. I L.O.V.E. to see what you’re cooking!