Vegetarian – Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce

The recipe I am posting today is for Vegetarian-Spicy Noodles In Peanut Sauce.  The recipe is yummy, and is SO EASY to make! The plus side is that it is a vegetarian entree, for my friends and family who choose to not eat meat. However, it’s fabulous and filling for meat lovers, also!)Vegetarian - Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
A couple of years ago, our youngest son (a big steak and burger loving guy),  decided to become a vegetarian. We were surprised, but respect his right as a grown man to eat or not eat whatever he chooses. I’ve had to adjust my menus when he comes over for a meal, but that’s really no big deal for the most part. Well, THIS recipe is one he would LOVE!!!

The Thai-inspired peanut sauce is full of flavor and coats the noodles well. This dish is on the table in a flash, is a cinch to make, AND is will delight your taste buds, even if you are not a vegetarian. Trust me… this is GOOD! Hope you’ll give it a try.

Vegetarian - Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Sauce recipe source:

Vegetarian - Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

You won't miss the meat in this vegetarian entree of noodles, water chestnuts, and carrots coated in a Thai-inspired peanut sauce! The meatless meal is packed with wonderful Asian flavors!

Category: Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 674 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For the Peanut Sauce:
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tsp. chili paste (also may substitute 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 limes , juiced
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 clove of garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
For the Pasta,etc.:
  • ½ lb. spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 large carrot , julienned (matchstick cut)
  • 1 small can water chestnuts , drained
  • Handful of roasted peanuts , chopped for garnish
  • ½ bunch of cilantro , chopped (stems discarded) Save small amount for garnish on top of dish.
  1. Make the sauce: Put all sauce ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk or mix until fully combined. Cover and store in the refrigerator until needed (can be made ahead).
  2. Blanch the sliced (matchstick) carrots in boiling water for approximately 3 minutes, pulling them out and draining while they are still bright and crisp.
  3. Cook pasta noodles per package directions. Place drained, hot pasta in a large bowl with the carrots, water chestnuts and cilantro (save a bit of cilantro for garnish!).
  4. Pour the peanut sauce over the pasta and toss well, to coat.
  5. To serve: Top pasta with additional cilantro and the chopped peanuts.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian - Spicy Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 1180mg 49%
Potassium 795mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 16g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 52.6%
Vitamin C 14.8%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 18.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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