Easy Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles are the perfect side dish to take to any BBQ or potluck. Thai noodles are simple, delicious, and can be made in less than 30 minutes. The sweet and slightly spicy sauce combined with the crunch from the fresh veggies makes this the perfect dish when your craving Thai flavors. The best part of these Easy Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles are that they can be made ahead of time and put in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Trust me, everyone will be asking you for the recipe!!
Ingredients to make Easy Thai Noodles
- Thin spaghetti noodles
- Red cabbage
- Shredded carrots
- Green onions
- Sesame seeds
Ingredients to make Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
- Peanut Butter ( smooth or crunchy)
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Rice Vinegar
- Ginger, ground
- Garlic, minced
- Red pepper flakes
How to make Thai Peanut Noodles
Start by adding spaghetti noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook according to the package directions. While noodles are cooking, prepare your Thai Peanut Sauce. In a small mixing bowl combine, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Whisk ingredients together until Peanut sauce becomes smooth.
I prefer to use crunchy peanut butter in this recipe, but you can also use smooth peanut butter. If you don’t like your Thai Peanut Noodles very spicy, feel free to cut back on the red pepper flakes. The great thing about this peanut sauce is that it can be customized to your liking.
When your noodles are cooked, drain the water and immediately place them in a medium size serving bowl. Pour the spicy peanut sauce over hot noodles and stir to combine well. Set noodles aside and allow to cool while you prepare your vegetables. By adding the sauce to hot noodles, you are allowing the peanut sauce to absorb into the noodles and not just stick to the outside of the noodles. This is the trick to make these Thai peanut noodles so flavorful.
While your Thai noodles are cooling, you can start chopping your vegetables. Slice red cabbage and radishes as thin as you can using a slicer. If you don’t have a slicer, you can slice cabbage and radishes thinly with a knife. Chop green onions and cilantro. Add sliced cabbage, radishes, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro, onions, and sesame seeds to cooled noodles. Mix well with tongs.
How do you measure spaghetti noodles
If you do not have a kitchen scale, you can measure your noodles by using a quarter. One serving of pasta is 2 ounces. You can measure the right amount of pasta by holding the bunched up pasta in your hand to a quarter. Once a bunch of noodles equals the diameter of the coin, you have the recommended 2 ounces.
What to serve with Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles
Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles are a great side dish served along side salmon, steak, or grilled chicken. Make this a complete meal by adding chopped grilled chicken.
Easy Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles
- 6 oz. thin spaghetti noodles
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 4 radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 1/2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Add spaghetti noodles to a pot of boiling water and cook according to package directions
- While noodles are cooking, prepare your spicy peanut sauce.
- In a small mixing bowl combine, peanut butter, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ground ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together until smooth.
- Once noodles are cooked, drain water and immediately transfer to a medium size bowl.
- Pour spicy peanut sauce over hot noodles and stir to combine well. Set aside to cool.
- Using a slicer or a sharp knife, thinly slice red cabbage and radishes, chop cilantro and onions. If your not using shredded carrots from the store, you will need to shred or julienne your carrots.
- Add cabbage, radishes, cilantro, onions, carrots, and sesame seeds to bowl with noodles.
- Toss well to combine.
- This dish can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!
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