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15 Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles

These 15 Minute Spicy Peanut Noodles are vegan, gluten-free, and deliciously saucy. Packed with colourful sautéed veggies, and topped with spicy and zesty peanut sauce, this weeknight meal is packed with flavour and nutrients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people



  • 2 tbsps avocado oil + toasted sesame oil combined for sauteing
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions slices
  • 1 cup julienned carrots I buy the pre-cut to keep things quick & easy!
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 3-4 cups loosely packed chopped Chinese broccoli*
  • 1/2 pack pad Thai rice noodles

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp garlic chilli sauce I use this one by Sambal
  • 1/2 lime juiced


  • chopped unsalted roasted peanuts
  • green onion tops
  • fresh cilantro chopped


Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix together the natural creamy peanut butter, low-sodium tamari, maple syrup, hot water, chilli garlic sauce, fresh lime juice and hot water.Whisk it all together until creamy smooth. Set aside to use later.

Prepare the Noodles

  • Cook the rice noodles according to the direction on the package.
  • Drain the noodles and rinse with cool water. Then, toss with a small amount of sesame oil to prevent them from sticking. Set aside until the veggies are cooked.

Sauté the veggies

  • Bring a pan to medium-high heat, and add about 1 tbsp of oil. I like to combine avocado oil and toasted sesame oil. Add in the garlic, shallots, green onion and sauté over low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
  • Add in the carrots, red bell pepper, and Chinese broccoli. Sauté veggies 3-4 min, until they are soft but still have a nice crunch.


  • Add the rice noodles into the pan with your veggies, and drizzle on that spicy peanut sauce. Grab a pair of tongs or two wooden spoons and toss until all of the noodles and veggies are evenly coated. 
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes.


  • Garnish with chopped unsalted roasted peanuts, cilantro, and green onion. Enjoy!