Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas

For the next recipe, I was inspired by a dish that I found on my college campus! It involves rice noodles, peanuts, and carrots and was absolutely delicious! But, after looking at the nutritional facts, I decided despite its delectable flavor, I couldn’t subject myself to all that unhealthiness.

But I couldn’t get this noodle dish out of my mind. So after multiple days of searching for a healthier version of the dish, I came across Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas. It is quick to make (only 15 minutes!) and all of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. The noodles can be served hot or cold and therefore can be perfect for lunch or dinner at any time of the year. It is also a great way to bring some Asian inspired flavors into your home in a quick and easy way. Now, let’s get cooking!


*Serves 4*

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dried udon noodles
  • 4 oz. snow peas, strings removed
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes or sriracha to taste (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 2-4 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts

Directions:

  1. Cook udon noodles according to directions on package. Add snow peas to pot with one minute left on the cooking time of the noodles. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk the peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes (or sriracha) together.
  3. Whisk in water 1 tablespoon at a time to sauce mixture until sauce is smooth but still flavorful.
  4. Add the noodles and snow peas back to the pot. Stir in the peanut sauce.
  5. Serve with roasted peanuts and additional sriracha on top.

Recipe adapted from Oh My Veggies