Creamy Coconut Peanut Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. They're also a super easy to make and healthy Meatless Monday (and vegan!) dinner recipe.
½cupall-natural peanut butter
3tablespoonssoy sauce, gluten-free, if needed
2tablespoonsfinely minced fresh ginger
1tablespoonhoney, sub maple syrup for vegan
1tablespoonfresh squeezed lime juice, from ½ lime
2clovesgarlic, grated on a Microplane or finely minced
1lb.soba noodles, see notes
½mediumonion, thinly sliced
2bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced
2carrots, cut into matchsticks
1cupsnap peas, chopped in half
2smallhandfuls of bean sprouts
Cilantro, sesame seeds, and lime wedges, to serve
Place a large pot of water on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, cook the noodles according to package directions. Add the edamame during the last minute of cooking then drain the noodles and edamame at the same time. Rinse the noodles and edamame under hot running water then place them back in the pot.
1 lb. soba noodles, 1 cup frozen edamame
While the water is heating, prepare the rest of the meal. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce along with 1 cup of water in a medium-sized bowl and stir together.
½ cup all-natural peanut butter, ½ cup coconut milk, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 teaspoon Sriracha, 2 cloves garlic
Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes more. Turn the heat to high and add the bell peppers and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they just barely start to soften. Add the snap peas and bean sprouts and cook for 1 minute.
1 teaspoon oil, ½ medium onion, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 2 bell peppers, 2 carrots, 2 small handfuls of bean sprouts, 1 cup snap peas
Add the sauce to the veggies and stir through. Pour the veggies over the noodles and, using tongs, toss the two together. Serve immediately with a little cilantro and sesame seeds on top and lime wedges on the side.
I've placed this recipe in the gluten-free category even though it can be difficult to find gluten-free soba noodles. Read the label carefully if eating gluten-free is important to you, or substitute gluten-free vermicelli or some rice noodles.