Cold peanut noodle salad

Cold peanut noodle salad

This Thai-inspired recipe consists of noodles, healthy vegetables, a tasty and spicy peanut dressing, and is topped with sesame seeds. This is an easy vegan and gluten-free dish that you can whip up for weeknight dinners during hot summer days.

Course Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 587 kcal


  • 8 ounces rice noodles can substitute with linguini or spaghetti pasta
  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1/3 cup peanuts chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds

For the peanut dressing:


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water in a colander until cool. Set aside.
  2. Combine all of the peanut dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Combine the noodles with all other ingredients including the peanut dressing. Toss and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.