7 Minute Peanut-Lime Noodles

“This fabulously quick meal can be cooked in minutes, eaten hot or cold and can be made as a vegetarian or meat based meal. It is so quick to cook that the most time consuming part is bringing water to boil and cooking the noodles. Another fantastic thing about this recipe is that it is pretty much “no measure.” As long as the ingredients are in roughly the right quantities the recipe will work well. The shear simplicity of these noodles make them a new favourite!”

Catherine at St Margarets Kitchen

7 Minute Peanut-Lime Noodles

2 tsp peanut oil, divided
1 clovegarlic
1 chili pepper
1 cm piece of fresh ginger
2 Tbl chunky peanut butter
2 tsp soy sauce
1 lime’s juice
250 ml (1 cup) water
250 grams (8 oz) noodles (soba, udon, whole wheat linguine, etc)
  chopped vegetables (peppers, mange tout, bok choy, broccoli, mushrooms etc.)
pinch sesame seeds
1 spring onion chopped


  1. In a large pot, boil enough water to cook the noodles. Cook the noodles for the time listed on the package.
  2. Drain the noodles and run cold water over them.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, dice the garlic, pepper and ginger.
  4. In a small pot saute the garlic, pepper and ginger in 1 teaspoon of peanut oil for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice and water and stir until everything has blended.
  6. Bring sauce to a boil and then turn off heat.
  7. Chop the vegetables into bite sized pieces. Using the same pot the noodles cooked in, heat a bit of peanut oil and saute the vegetables for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Pour the peanut sauce and noodles into the vegetables and heat through.

Serve with sesame seeds and spring onions

  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking time: 5-10 minutes
  • Prep time: 2 minutes