Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

Ginger, edamame, and peanuts complete this healthy take on Pad Thai noodles.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 serving


  • 1 (3.75 ounce) package bean threads (cellophane noodles)

  • 2 cups frozen sweet soybeans (edamame), thawed

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, cut up or sliced

  • ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallots

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup lightly salted peanuts, chopped

  • 1 Lime wedges


  1. In a large glass bowl combine bean threads and thawed edamame; pour enough boiling water over to cover completely. Cover and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until edamame is tender. Drain well; rinse with cold water and drain again. Snip noodles five or six times. Return noodles and edamame to the bowl. Add broccoli, sweet pepper, and shallot to the noodles; toss together.

  2. For dressing, place peanut butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100% power (high) about 40 seconds or until melted. Whisk in soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ginger and crushed red pepper. Pour dressing over noodle mixture; toss to combine.

  3. Divide among four serving plates or bowls. Sprinkle with peanuts. If desired, squeeze lime wedges over all.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 208mg 9%

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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