Spicy Peanut Noodles with Edamame, Bell Pepper & Kohlrabi


Thai curry paste delivers a spicy kick-in-the-pants in this healthy peanut noodle recipe. If you haven't tried kohlrabi yet, here's your excuse to buy it. The bulbous vegetable is related to broccoli and Brussels sprouts, but has a milder, sweet flavor and fabulous crunch.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 2 tablespoons Thai green, red or yellow curry paste

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup frozen edamame (thawed)

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 cup matchstick-cut peeled kohlrabi or broccoli stem

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the water, then drain the pasta and rinse well with cold water.

  2. Whisk the reserved pasta water, peanut butter, shallot, curry paste, ginger, soy sauce, oil and salt in a large bowl. Add the pasta, edamame, bell pepper and kohlrabi (or broccoli stem); toss well to coat. Serve topped with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

469 Calories
20g Fat
55g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 3/4 cups
Calories 469
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 971IU 19%
Vitamin C 56mg 62%
Folate 96mcg 24%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 101mg 24%
Potassium 365mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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