Easy Peanut Noodle Bowl

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By admin
March 4, 2024

Are you in search of a delightful dinner option that adds a twist to your routine? One of my favorite go-to dinners involves the rich variety of Asian noodles, offering a plethora of options to create a unique dining experience. Drawing inspiration from various dinner dishes, I’ve crafted a beloved family favorite – the Peanut Noodle Bowl. This creation combines the delightful rice noodles reminiscent of Pad Thai and a luscious Thai peanut sauce, leaving my family’s taste buds in anticipation.

In my household, dietary preferences range from vegetarian to chicken enthusiasts. The beauty of this dish lies in its versatility, making it a perfect choice for everyone at the table.

The charm of the Peanut Noodle Bowl extends beyond its flavors; it transforms into a personalized dining experience for my kids. Allowing them to choose their preferred toppings and portion sizes adds an interactive element to our meal preparation. It has become a cherished family activity, with each member assembling their bowl according to their tastes. We often turn these dinner nights into family game nights, creating lasting memories.

Peanut Noodle Bowl

Simple Peanut Noodle bowl w/ chickpeas

Indulge in the delicious simplicity of these budget-friendly rice noodles that come together effortlessly, requiring just 15 minutes from start to finish. Combine perfectly cooked noodles with a straightforward peanut sauce and a medley of fresh vegetables, creating a meal that's irresistibly satisfying!
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 food processer
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 knife with cutting board


  • 8 oz Rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 TBSP fish oil
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 inch Fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 English Cucumber slices thin
  • 1 large carrot julienne
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1 cup julienne basil
  • 1 hot pepper sliced thin (optional for spice)


  • Take rice noodles and soak in boiling hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and rise with cold water. Place in large bowl
  • Puree peanut butter, fish sauce, lime juice, ginger, 1/3 cup water. Blend till smooth. Pour the dressing over noodles and toss to coat
  • Portion into small bowls. Top each serving of noodles with cucumber, chickpeas, carrots, snow peas, basil.



You can replace chickpeas for cooked chicken, steak or tofu.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Peanut Noodle bowl w/ chickpeas, rice noodles

This dish not only brings joy and flavor to our dinner table but also serves as a catalyst for a night of family bonding. If you’re looking for more ideas to elevate your family nights, here are some additional suggestions to enhance your quality time together.

  1. Pad Thai:
    1. A classic Thai dish made with stir-fried rice noodles, shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts, peanuts, and a flavorful tamarind-based sauce.
  2. Ramen Noodle Soup:
    1. Customize your ramen with a variety of ingredients like soft-boiled eggs, sliced green onions, mushrooms, and your choice of protein (tofu, pork, chicken, or beef).
  3. Soba Noodle Salad:
    1. Cold soba noodles tossed with a refreshing mix of vegetables like cucumber, bell peppers, and shredded carrots. Add grilled chicken or tofu for protein and drizzle with a sesame-soy dressing.
  4. Laksa:
    1. A spicy noodle soup popular in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine. It typically includes coconut milk, curry spices, noodles, and toppings like shrimp, chicken, or tofu.
  5. Bibimbap:
    1. A Korean dish featuring a bowl of rice topped with a variety of sautéed and seasoned vegetables, a fried egg, and sliced beef or tofu. Mix it all together with some spicy gochujang sauce.
  6. Yakisoba:
    1. Japanese stir-fried noodles often cooked with vegetables and a savory sauce. You can add your choice of protein, like pork, chicken, or shrimp.
  7. Dan Dan Noodles:
    1. A spicy Sichuan dish featuring noodles topped with a flavorful sauce made with sesame paste, soy sauce, and chili oil. Garnish with minced pork, peanuts, and green onions.
  8. Pho:
    1. A Vietnamese noodle soup made with a fragrant broth, rice noodles, and thinly sliced beef or chicken. Serve with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lime, and chili on the side.
  9. Japchae:
    1. Korean glass noodles stir-fried with vegetables, mushrooms, and your choice of protein (beef, chicken, or tofu).
  10. Singapore Noodles:
    1. Stir-fried rice vermicelli with curry powder, vegetables, and your preferred protein (shrimp, chicken, or tofu).

Feel free to get creative and adjust the recipes to your taste preferences. Enjoy your Asian noodle dinner!

If  you like this recipe try out our Quick and Easy Vegetable Stir-Fry


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