Because who doesn’t love noodles in a creamy, spicy peanut sauce? With just five ingredients, you’ll have an amazing sauce that you’ll want to put on just about everything.
All you need is:
Peanut butter (this is an organic brand)
Soy sauce (we use this low-sodium kind) – you can use tamari for a gluten free option!
Sriracha (this is the BEST kind)
Maple Syrup (here is an organic brand)
Rice Vinegar (this is our favorite brand)
Sounds simple enough, right? Mixed together with noodles, veggies, and tofu or tempeh and you have a delicious, hearty meal!
If you love peanutty foods as much as we do, check out some of our other favorite peanut dishes!
Creamy Peanut Noodles
This super simple and delicious meal is perfect for date night!
- 1/4 cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy will work!
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari for gluten free
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 8 oz tofu or tempeh chopped into small pieces
- 4 oz (or 2 servings) rice noodles
- 2 green onions diced plus more for serving
- 2 handfuls kale stemmed and chopped
- sesame seeds for serving
- Start by whisking together the peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha, maple syrup, and rice vinegar (this is your peanut sauce). Set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in a large wok (a large saucepan should work too, you may just have to adjust cook time) over high heat.
- Add chopped tofu or tempeh and let cook for 4-5 minutes (mixing periodically to ensure it does not burn).
- While the tempeh is cooking, cook the noodles according to the instructions on the back of the packaging.
- Turn the heat of the wok down to low-medium heat and add in the chopped green onions and kale. Mix.
- Add in about 1 tbsp. of water and continue mixing. Let cook until the kale gets semi-wilted and the water has boiled off.
- Add ~2/3 of the peanut sauce (we'll use the rest later) to the tofu or tempeh and veggies and mix.
- Add the cooked noodles to the wok and mix well.
- Split evenly amongst two plates.
- Heat up the rest of the peanut sauce in the microwave or saucepan until warm.
- Drizzle both plates of noodles with the extra sauce and top with more green onions and sesame seeds (if you desire)! Eat up!
Tried this using Tempe. I thought it was really good but my son who is a peanut sauce connoisseur (self proclaimed) said it was very good- only two restaurants locally are better. I didn’t have kale so used very thin sliced zucchini. Also had to use molasses for the maple syrup as we had run out recently. For me the sauce was a bit too thick so thinned it with some homemade vegetable broth. Will definitely use this recipe again.
Could I use kelp noodles for this?
AMAZING! This will be added to my weekly meal rotation.