Cold Noodle Salad


This cold noodle salad with peanut butter, snow pea pods, chicken, and bell pepper is easy to make ahead and pack for lunch.

peanut noodles with veggies in a glass bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
1 3/4 cups


  • 3 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (such as PB2®)

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons light coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon sriracha sauce

  • 1 ounce whole grain spaghetti, broken in half, cooked, drained

  • ½ cup snow pea pods, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • cup chopped cooked chicken breast

  • ¼ cup bite-size pieces red sweet pepper

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped unsalted peanuts


  1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered peanut butter and the water. Stir in coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, and sriracha sauce until smooth. Add cooked spaghetti, snow pea pods, chicken, red pepper, and cilantro; toss to coat. Transfer to a storage container; sprinkle with green onion. Place peanuts in a small storage container. Cover and chill overnight.

  2. Just before serving, sprinkle salad with peanuts.


You can substitute 2 Tbsp. whipped peanut butter for the powdered peanut butter and reduce the water to 1 Tbsp.

To make ahead

To tote, prepare through Step 1. Pack containers in an insulated bag with ice packs. Sprinkle peanuts on salad just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
12g Fat
39g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g 67%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Vitamin A 1613IU 32%
Vitamin C 72mg 80%
Folate 38mcg 10%
Sodium 588mg 26%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 388mg 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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