Lunchtime Inspo: Try out this spicy peanut noodle salad

We're getting a little bored of our lunch routine, so when we came across this noodle salad recipe, we just knew we had to try it! Today, we're looking for something a little lighter, with lots of flavour and nutrients to make lunch the highlight of the day!

This fresh and zesty salad is springy with just a hint of spice and packed full of veggies. The peanut sauce will provide the protein and keep you full al the way through to dinner time – winning!

pasta with green leaf vegetable on white ceramic plate


  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro

  • 2 cloves garlic 

  • 1 spring onion

  • 2 limes

  • 50g roasted peanuts

  • 20g grated ginger

  • 3tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/4tsp red chilli flakes

  • 3tbsp soy sauce

  • 300g rice noodles

  • 1/2tsp cane sugar

  • 1 red pepper

  • 2tbsp olive oil or toasted sesame seed oil

  • 3tbsp rice vinegar

  • 2 Carrots (julienne or spiralised)

  • white ceramic bowl with brown chopsticks

Boil water in a pot over a medium heat and add a dash of oil and a sprinkle of salt. Once boiling, put in your rice noodles and allow to cook until soft. Strain and set aside. 

In a blender, put peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cane sugar, red pepper flakes, ginger and garlic cloves in and blend well until a smooth sauce is formed. 

Place spiralised carrots, thinly sliced red pepper, chopped spring onion, chopped cilantro into a bowl and add the noodles and peanut sauce. Toss to coat the noodles and veggies with the sauce. 

Garnish with more chopped spring onion, crushed peanuts and a squeeze of a couple of lime wedges for maximum flavour. Enjoy!

pasta dish on black round plate