Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #almondbutter #noodles #recipe #udon #lunch #dinner

Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles

Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #almondbutter #noodles #recipe #udon #lunch #dinner

Today I’m pressing the pause button on the macro bowls I’ve been eating on repeat because it’s been super snowy and cold lately and all I want is a giant bowl of spicy almond butter noodles! Peanut butter gets a lot of love at our house (especially peanut sauce with noodles), but this week I couldn’t shake a craving for creamy almond butter sauce and chewy udon noodles—it sounded too good. This dish is full of noodles and generous on the sauce, with raw veggies to help round it out and add some crunch.

I’ve dubbed March in Boston “the new February” (not a compliment), but in an attempt to bring in some much-needed Spring vibes, I added in some julienned carrots and seedless cucumbers and tossed them in that delicious almond butter sauce. Seriously, that sauce will make you very excited to eat your vegetables.

Even though I’m calling these “spicy” noodles, they’re not actually super spicy. They’re spicy by my standards, which involve adding a tablespoon of sriracha to the almond butter sauce. That’s easily scaled up or down, depending on your preference. So if you consider mild salsa spicy (hi, Mom!), you can still enjoy these noodles. Topping your noodles with extra sriracha is optional, but don’t skip the sliced scallions, chopped almonds, and sesame seeds. I’m all about the toppings, and those really elevate this meal (especially the chopped almonds). Also, if you’re someone like me who lives for the convenience of leftovers, you should definitely pack up any for your lunch the next day. These noodles hold up perfectly!

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Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles

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Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles

Vegan,

Serves: 2-4


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

20 minute almond butter udon noodles with a little sriracha for heat and raw veggies for crunch! This is a super easy, very satisfying lunch or dinner recipe, and the leftovers hold up really well on day 2.

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Spicy Almond Butter Udon Noodles

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Ingredients

For the noodles:

  • 9 ounces vegan udon noodles
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic shelled edamame
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large carrot, halved lengthwise and cut into matchsticks
  • ½ large seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into matchsticks

For the almond butter sauce:

  • juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

For topping:

  • 2 small scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • lime wedges + sriracha (optional)

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 2-4

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

20 minute almond butter udon noodles with a little sriracha for heat and raw veggies for crunch! This is a super easy, very satisfying lunch or dinner recipe, and the leftovers hold up really well on day 2.

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and edamame and cook according to the noodle package directions. Drain, then rinse under cold water until cooled. Drain again, then transfer to a large serving bowl and toss with sesame oil to prevent the noodles from sticking.
  • Make the sauce: While the noodles cook, add the almond butter sauce ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 30-60 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble the noodles: Pour the sauce over the top, then add the carrots and cucumbers. Gently toss to combine. Divide the noodles between serving dishes, then garnish with sliced scallions, chopped almonds, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with lime wedges and sriracha, if you like.

Notes [2]

Be sure to look for vegan udon noodles because some brands contain eggs.

Recipe inspired by these Vegan Peanut Cold Sesame Noodles.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Alexa says

    Drooling over that almond butter sauce! I’m so excited to try this because I don’t often have peanut butter but I ALWAYS have a jar of almond butter (it’s my favorite!). Thanks!!

    1. Awesome! (and yes, it’s a drool-worthy sauce 😉 )

  2. Caroline says

    These look phenomenal Amanda! Udon noodles are the best and I can’t wait to try your almond butter sauce – it looks so easy!

    1. It’s super easy, Caroline. Enjoy!

  3. Hannah says

    This looks SO good! Especially that spicy almond butter sauce. Yum!

    1. Thank you! I hope you love it!

  4. Ellen says

    This looks amazing! I’d be interested in your macro bowls as well, if you feel like sharing?

    1. I’ve had a few requests for macro bowl recipes, so I’m thinking a recipe post is in order. 🙂

  5. Kate says

    I wasn’t sure what to make for dinner tonight and then I saw your post. 🙂 I’m SO excited for almond butter sauce and noodles! Thanks for getting me out of my boring spaghetti rut!

    1. Happy to help! We’ve definitely had our share of spaghetti ruts over here. 😉

  6. Jackie says

    I just made this for dinner tonight and it’s awesome! I had to hold myself back from licking the sauce on the sides of the blender. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Becca says

    I love this! Almond butter on ALL THE THINGS. lol

    1. haha Yes, exactly. 😉

  8. Amanda says

    I love my peanut noodles but I make it All The Time -this almond butter version looks FANTASTIC. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. Thank you.

    1. Same! 🙂 We usually do peanut noodles as well, but I’ve been on an almond butter kick recently and these are too good! I hope you love them!

  9. Kristin says

    yum! sounds comforting and delicious.

    1. Yes, definitely comfort food. 🙂

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