With tons of colorful vegetables, sesame rice noodles and a healthy peanut sauce, this noodle bowl is a hit with adults and kids alike. Assemble the bowls before serving or let everyone make their own. Serve with Sriracha hot sauce, if desired.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2016


Read the full recipe after the video.


Noodle Bowl
Peanut Sauce


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare noodle bowl: Prepare noodles according to package directions. Rinse well with cold water. Toss with sesame oil.

  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place a medium bowl of ice water next to the stove. Cook asparagus in the boiling water for 30 seconds, then transfer to the ice water. Drain well, pat dry and cut into 2-inch pieces.

  • Combine cabbage, basil, mint and rice vinegar in a medium bowl.

  • Divide the noodles among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1/2 cup of the cabbage mixture, some asparagus, carrot, beet and red and yellow bell pepper.

  • To prepare sauce: Whisk peanut butter, tamari (or soy sauce), water, rice vinegar, honey, garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle 1/4 cup sauce over each bowl.


To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce for up to 2 days.

Tips: Bean Thread Noodles: Look for bean thread noodles, sometimes labeled vermicelli, mung bean or cellophane noodles, in the Asian section of large supermarkets or at an Asian market.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 12.9g; fat 19.9g; saturated fat 3.1g; vitamin a iu 7005IU; vitamin c 102.2mg; folate 213.5mcg; calcium 67.6mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 42.8mg; potassium 625.7mg; sodium 713.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 4g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Very satisfing!! I made this recipe with napa cabbage and tamari. I juliened the bell peppers snapped the tough ends off the asparagus sliced up some store bought/cooked baby beets and shredded the cabbage ahead of time and put them in their own ziplock bags. I also made the sauce ahead and refrigerated it. Store-bought shredded carrots make for faster prep. When I needed a serving I boiled the noodles (chopped mint and basil while boiling - put cabbage and rice vinegar in bowl with herbs) scooped noodles out then blanched the asparagus in the same water. Slice asparagus and juliened peppers together to make it quick. Throw ingredients together and DONE. 10 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe takes a really long time to make but it s really good once it s finally done! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious healthy dinner took me a long time to have it all done but it was worth it. A really special vegan meal. I didn't change anything made exactly as written I would definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So much easier than making spring rolls. Love this idea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
It took a little longer to prepare than I would like however It's VERY good. Read More