As dinners go, Easy Peanut Noodles aren’t just delicious, but phenomenal! The creamy, spicy, nutty peanut sauce with its notes of Thai seasonings coating the tender noodles would be a great meal all on its own. Adding tamari to enhance the umami flavor of the peanut sauce and topping the noodles with crunchy veggies and filling tofu? That just makes a great meal amazing. Easy Peanut Noodles won’t leave you stressed out from making it. Instead, it’ll welcome you to the table with a smile… just like the smile you’ll have when eating it!

Ingredients

For the noodles:

  • 8 ounces udon or rice noodles
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1/2 English cucumber, optional, julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 7 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into thin strips

Optional, for serving:

  • Thai basil leaves, to taste, can substitute fresh mint or cilantro
  • peanuts, to taste, crushed
  • black sesame seeds, to taste
  • sriracha, to taste

Directions

Step 1 –In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the noodles to al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water.

Step 3 –Add the noodles, the peanut sauce, and the tamari to a large bowl and toss to combine.

Step 4 –Portion the noodles into four serving bowls.

Step 5 –Top the noodles in each bowl evenly with the cucumber, the carrot, and the tofu.

Step 6 –Serve topped with the Thai basil leaves, the peanuts, the sesame seeds, and the sriracha.