Cold Noodle Bowl Salad with Peanut Dressing


When in doubt, when all else fails, when the cupboards are bare, when the fridge is overflowing…NOODLE BOWLS!  Am I right?!  YES.  Yes I am!  In all seriousness though, this bowl is a fresh treat for the winter months.  And peanut sauce, well when you don’t think better is a possibility, it proves you wrong.  Last but not least:  this dish whips up in the time it takes to boil a pot of water and chop some veggies, making it the perfect weeknight dinner when you’re looking to get on with the evening and get out of the kitchen.   Hope you love!  xx- Sarah

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Cold Noodle Bowl Salad with Peanut Dressing

Serving Size: 2 noodle bowls

Cold Noodle Bowl Salad with Peanut Dressing


  • 6 oz soba noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 small purple cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons GF low sodium tamari
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 lime
  • black sesame seeds


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package instructions.
  • While water is boiling, thinly slice the red bell pepper and purple cabbage (really, as thin as you can!).
  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel carrot into thin strips. Slice green onions.
  • Make the peanut dressing by thoroughly mixing peanut butter, sesame oil, tamari, garlic, juice of 1 lime, honey, red pepper flakes. Mix well. Add water to achieve desired consistency and additional salt to taste.
  • When noodles are cooked drain, and then rinse in cold water until noodles are cool.
  • Assemble bowls by placing noodles in bowl, piling on veggies after. Garnish with black sesame seeds and serve with peanut dressing.

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  1. Danielle|

    Love this! But where do you buy your black sesame seeds? I can’t seem
    To find them. Thank you!

  2. Heather|

    I made this the other day, and it was so delicious!!! Thank you for sharing healthy, outside of the box meals! Side note: This is coming from someone who does not like to cook, but felt like a gourmet chef.

  3. Nivedita|

    Hi, i love noodles and i love the recipe. In the past, i’ve made a warm noodle salad using glass noodles and they turned out really nice.. You should give it a try, I’m sure you’ll like it!

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  5. Elle|

    Is this something that I can bring to a potluck lunch? Do you think the noodles will stay/look fresh? My family is huge and every weekend we get together buffet style, very casual, very family. I love making noodle bowls/rice bowls at home, but I’ve never brought it to our family get togethers. What do you think? Any tips? Thanks!!! Love your stories 🙂

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