Try mixing things up from your usual stir-fry with these Asian Udon noodles! This recipe combines thick, chewy noodles with fresh vegetables and a delicious, creamy peanut sauce. Make the sauce ahead of time for a quick and easy assembly! 


Ingredients: *Serves 6

 Udon noodles: 

  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 package Udon noodles (found in the Asian section in most grocery stores.)
    *Note: Try to find the pre-cooked kind for quick and easy preparation
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 bell pepper (red, yellow or orange), chopped
  • ½ cup edamame
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized or chopped
  • Homemade peanut sauce *See recipe below
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Chopped peanuts for garnish

Homemade Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Make the peanut sauce: mix all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the sesame oil and add the Udon noodles. Cook on low heat until the noodles are warm and separated.
  3. Add the shredded carrots, bell pepper, edamame and zucchini and heat until the zucchini is soft.
  4. Mix in the peanut sauce and heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and crushed peanuts and serve immediately.

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