Easy Peanut Noodles with Vegetables

Easy Peanut Noodles with Veggies

  • Author: Rebecca Dwyre | Always Nourished
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


This Easy Peanut Noodles with Veggies recipe is a healthy take on one of my take-out favourites. This healthy veggie stir fry is with broccoli, soba noodles and a simple, creamy (and delicious!) peanut sauce with a hint of spice that will not disappoint.



For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon tamari (or other soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 lime (23 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon asian hot sauce, or to taste (try a garlic-chili sauce or sriracha-style sauce)
  • 1 small-ish clove of garlic, minced or finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (optional but recommended)

For the Noodles and Veggies:

  • 1 250 g package of soba noodles*
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 large crown of broccoli (45 cups), washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 12 carrots (about 2 cups), peeled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 23 (packed) cups, roughly chopped leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin (about 1 cup)


  • chopped nuts (like peanuts or cashews), chopped cilantro or parsley, sliced green onion, extra hot sauce, sesame seeds, lime wedges


For the Sauce:

  1. Whisk together all peanut sauce ingredients until combined and smooth. Set aside.

For the Noodles:

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the starchy cooking liquid.

For the veggies:

  1. While the water is boiling and noodles are cooking, heat olive oil in a heavy-bottom skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and carrots to the hot pan with 3 tablespoons of water. Place the lid on the pan and let steam for 4-5 minutes or until broccoli turn very green and just tender. Add the greens and pepper to the pan, return the lid and let steam for 2 more minutes.
  2. Remove veggies from the pan and set aside.
  3. When the noodles are done, add the peanut sauce to the pan with 2-4 tablespoons of starchy cooking liquid (thin to desired consistency) and let the sauce heat for about 1 minute. Add the noodles and veggies back to the pan and toss to evenly coat with the peanut sauce.
  4. Garnish with chopped nuts, cilantro, green onion, etc and serve immediately.


*Any long rice-based noodle would work here as well.