Thai Noodle Salad

This Thai Noodle Salad is super easy to make. Ready in to eat for your under 20 minute meals, all covered in the most delicious Thai peanut sauce you’ve ever made and tasted. Kids friendly, this is a must make for all family dinners. It is naturally vegan, also gluten free as well, this cold noodle salad is keeper for everyone.

Full bowl of Thai Noodle Salad.

You know that anything with peanut butter floats my boat. Seriously could it be any better? Peanut butter is my jam, always with a spoon straightforward from the jar in my mouth, yum.

See how exciting it gets with this One Pot Pad Thai Noodles or the Vegan Buckeye Brownies

You can be sure for real this Thai Noodle Salad Recipe is creamy, satisfying, filling, mouthwatering, super easy to prepare. Oh heck yes, who doesn’t love meal prep?

A keeper that the whole family will devour in no time. Even picky kids will love to eat even more veggies than before.

Fresh vegetables in this vegan salad include shredded carrots and edamame.

What’s in this Thai Peanut Noodle salad

For the Thai peanut sauce which you’ve already prepared, you only need:

  • peanut butter
  • coconut milk
  • garlic
  • basil
  • water

For the Thai noodle salad itself:

  • your favorite paste (use gluten free, if needed)
  • carrots
  • edamame
  • bell pepper
  • scallions

Optional add ons:

  • red cabbage or beets, shredded
  • sesame seeds

Top view of the full salad bowl.

How to make Thai Noodle Salad

First of all, cook your pasta according the directions. I used fusili here because I find it holds the pasta salad dressing so well. But there are other amazing pasta shapes as well. For more inspiration check this guide “The Best Pasta for Pasta Salads“.

After the pasta is done, mix it with vegetables like edamame, bell pepper, scallions, carrots, and for optional texture add red cabbage or beets. Add Thai peanut dressing and combine all. Serve on plates or in bowls, then sprinkle with optional sesame seeds.

Note: I tried both cabbage and beets but I have to admit beets are my favorite. I definitely like the sweet touch which it adds to this easy pasta salad.

Spiral noodles and fresh vegetables make this Thai Noodle Salad.

It makes such an amazing dinner, lunch, or meal prep. Flavors will even be better if prepared up 3 days in advance. A delicious lunch for work, or to bring by to gatherings, potlucks, and even BBQs. Yes I can’t wait for summer days.

Bento box advocates around? If so, this makes an excellent choice for bento and lunch boxes. It neatly combines with everything. Trust me you don’t want to miss my Thai Noodle Salad in your lunch bag.

Talk about picnic foods, I know we’re all craving warmer sunny days. This meal prep idea makes it so easy. Just put this salad in your containers and enjoy family outdoor activities.

Cilantro makes a great addition to this Thai Noodle Salad.

Variations and meal ideas 

Swap your favorite pasta for rice noodles and make Thai rice noodle salad for more variety.

Vietnamese: just add cucumber and use cilantro instead of basil. If you like, sprinkle some peanuts on top so yummy.

Avocado pasta salad: I tried this with my Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce. Just mix pasta with avocado sauce and add all the other salad ingredients, but leave out the peanut sauce, obviously.

Close up view of the creamy Thai peanut sauce in the salad.

Also I guess it is absolutely delicious with my Satay Sauce in under 5 minutes, if you want to keep up with team peanut butter. I’m always in, yes.

How about add a bit of fried tofu? It will add more protein to this salad in no time, yum.

Thai noodles: craving warm meals? You can fry the veggies in a pan with a bit of oil or vegetable broth. Add pasta, mix and warm it in sauce. Serve in bowls or on plates.

Filling and satisfying: This Thai Noodle Salad is covered in the most delicious Thai peanut sauce you’ve ever made and tasted. A keeper that tastes so delicious for dinner, lunch, meal prep and is so easy to make that the whole family will love, even the pickiest kids. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #thainoodlesalad #peanutsauce #dinner #lunch #mealprep #comfortfood #worklunchideas #budgetmeals #contentednesscooking #comfortfood #familymeals

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Cheers, Florian.

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Close up view of the creamy Thai peanut sauce in the salad.

Thai Noodle Salad

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Thai

Description

This Thai Noodle Salad is super easy to make. Ready in to eat for your under 20 minute meals, all covered in the most delicious Thai peanut sauce you’ve ever made and tasted. Kids friendly, this is a must make for all family dinners. It is naturally vegan, also gluten free as well, this cold noodle salad is keeper for everyone.


Ingredients

  • 8 oz pasta (use gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 batch Thai Peanut Sauce with Basil
  • 1/4 cup coriander
  • 1/2 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped
Optional:
  • 1 cup red cabbage or beets, shredded
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta according the directions. I used fusili here because I find it holds the pasta salad dressing so well.
  2. After the pasta is done, mix it with vegetables like edamame, bell pepper, scallions, carrots, and for optional texture add red cabbage or beets.
  3. Add Thai peanut dressing and combine all. Serve on plates or in bowls, then sprinkle with optional sesame seeds.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 566
  • Sugar: 5.6 g
  • Sodium: 218 mg
  • Fat: 39.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 20.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.2 g
  • Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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