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Noodles with peanut butter sauce, mixed with mushrooms, asparagus & broccoli stalks. Topped with lime slices.

Peanut Butter Noodles

Author: Lucy
These Peanut Butter Noodles are the perfect midweek meal - quick, easy and delicious. Plus, this recipe can be made in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 serving noodles
  • vegetables of choice I used brocolli stalk, asparagus and mushrooms
  • 1 spring onion for garnish, optional

Peanut Sauce

  • 1 tbsp runny peanut butter
  • ½ tsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ lime


  • Start cooking noodles and vegetables according to pack instructions (see notes)
  • While cooking, chop spring onion into small pieces if using
  • Juice the lime, taking care to remove pips
  • Mix together all peanut sauce ingredients in a mug or small bowl until well combined
  • Add a little boiling water to the sauce ingredients while stirring, until pourable sauce forms
  • Drain noodles and add back to pan
  • Mix in vegetables and stir through the peanut sauce over low heat for 5 minutes, or until fully warmed through
  • Serve and enjoy:)


Key Ingredients and Substitutions

Noodles: I used Blue Dragon wholewheat noodles, but most types should be fine! If you're vegan be sure to check the ingredients as some brands use egg.
Vegetables: I used mushrooms, broccoli stalk and asparagus, but this is a great opportunity to use up anything from your fridge! Different vegetables may need different cooking times, so be sure to check this before starting. I pan-fried my vegetables, but feel free to experiment to find your favourite cooking method.
Peanut Butter: A runny peanut butter works best for this and should ideally contain a maximum of two ingredients: peanuts and salt.
Miso Paste: Miso adds depth of flavour, but if you don't have any to hand feel free to omit.
Soy Sauce: Again, this contributes to the umami flavour and gives depth. I used dark soy sauce.
Lime: Juice from a fresh lime gives the best flavour by far, but can be substituted for a dash of lime concentrate if needed. Alternatively, lemon juice would also work.
Protein: Examples of protein sources that would work well here are tofu and tempeh.

Making Ahead of Time?

I wouldn't recommend making the peanut sauce ahead of time as the ingredients may separate out. However, vegetables can be prepared ahead of time.
Keyword Easy, Lunch and Dinner, Pasta and Noodles, Peanut Butter, Savoury