Vegan Rainbow Peanut Noodles

These vegan rainbow peanut noodles make the easiest 15-minute dinner. If you’re trying to eat healthier but you don’t know where to start, this simple plant-based noodle dish is easy to make and tastes out-of-this world amazing.

The best part is that you can eat the leftovers for up to 5 days!

Shopping List

  • whole wheat thin spaghetti
  • purple cabbage
  • large carrots
  • red bell pepper
  • frozen shelled edamame
  • cilantro


  • peanut butter
  • sriracha
  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • toasted sesame oil
  • garlic + ginger
colorful veggies

How do you make the vegan rainbow peanut noodles?

Start by boiling water and cooking your pasta. You can use any kind of noodles you like: ramen, pad thai rice noodles, regular spaghetti, you name it. Whatever you find or have on hand works here.

While the pasta boils, prepare and chop your vegetables. Slice the red pepper, shred the cabbage thin, chop the cilantro and make carrot ribbons by using a peeler on the large carrots.

For the edamame, just microwave the frozen edamame for a few minutes until cooked. Takes about 3 minutes.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl.

Drain the pasta and add into a bowl, add all of the veggies in and pour the dressing on top.

vegan rainbow peanut noodles

Allergy Substitutions

Edamame: can’t have soy? Use sugar snap peas instead!

Soy Sauce: if you are gluten-free or soy-free use coconut aminos instead. It’s a soy sauce alternative, I love it!

Nut allergy: use tahini or toasted sesame paste in the dressing instead of peanut butter if you have a peanut allergy. If you are not allergic to tree nuts you could use almond butter as well.

Noodles: If you are gluten-free and can’t use whole wheat spaghetti, I highly recommend pad thai rice noodles.

vegan rainbow peanut noodles

Extra Tips:

  1. Store in the fridge up to 5 days!
  2. Meal prep this on Sunday and eat for lunches or dinners throughout the week.
  3. Bump up the protein by adding sautéed tofu to this recipe.
vegan rainbow peanut noodles

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vegan rainbow peanut noodles

Vegan Rainbow Peanut Noodles

This is an easy plant-based dinner that's packed with veggies and nourishes your noodle craving.
serving 8 servings
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 20 minutes

the ingredients

  • 16 oz whole wheat thin spaghetti
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup carrot ribbons
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1.5 cups red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • sesame seeds garnish

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder


  • Boil water and cook pasta.
  • While pasta cooks, prep veggies. Microwave frozen edamame for 3 minutes or until cooked, slice peppers, chop cilantro, shred purple cabbage thin.
  • Whisk sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  • To a large serving bowl, add the pasta, veggies and sauce. Use tongs to toss. Sprinkle on sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!

happy cooking!


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Ansley says:

    This rainbow peanut noodle bowl is AHmazing!!! It’s super easy to make and packed with flavor. All the veggies + the whole wheat pasta (which I love as an alternative to soba or other Asian noodles) + the flavorful sauce make for a delicious and super fresh meal.5 stars

  2. Martha says:

    Can you break down the nutritional content of your dishes? I’m currently interested in the vegan rainbow salad dish. Tia.

    1. Terry says:

      I have found this website for calculating recipe nutritional values…

  3. Ashley Olsen says:

    I’ve made this a few times and I love how many yummy veggies are in it and it’s really simple. Leftovers are really good too but the noddles do get kind of stuck together after sitting in the fridge. Even with that, I still loved it!4 stars

  4. Crystal Graham says:

    This was one of my favorites. I love how colorful these meals are.4 stars

  5. Crystal Graham says:

    This was one of my favorites. I love how colorful these meals are. Helps me not order out making meals like these I can use all week.5 stars

  6. Meagan says:

    The sauce was really good. These are surprisingly authentic to actual rainbow noodles I’ve had before. I didn’t have tofu, so I used crumbled Beyond Meat, Still so good!5 stars

  7. Alina Allison says:

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I made this for my fiancé and I for lunch a few months ago and we’ve probably had it 10 times since then – it’s incredibly delicious!! It literally tastes like something from a restaurant. My fiancé is an extremely picky eater and he even said this is restaurant level. I love that this is such a healthy meal as well, which makes it that much more amazing. Incredibly delicious and highly recommend trying it! I forgot to mention – yes there’s some chopping and prep work involved with making the dressing and chopping some of the veggies and whatnot but once everything is prepped it’s SO nice – we keep it in our fridge and it lasts us almost an entire week even if we both eat it every day. I would recommend doubling the peanut dressing, it’s so good!!!!5 stars

  8. Cas says:

    We don’t follow any specific diets or have food restrictions, but we’re just trying to be more conscious of what we eat in 2023. My little kids gave mixed reviews but dad and myself though it was AWESOME. The only thing I did different was omit the maple syrup and add the juice of one lime to the sauce. We also added chicken to the whole dish and it turned out to be a really filling dinner! Peanut butter on noodles sounds crazy but it works so well in this!5 stars

  9. ES says:

    We subbed out the pasta noodles for thick rice noodles, turned out so tasty! We also subbed purple cabbage for green and added some peanuts and fried tofu for a lil something on top. Amazing!! Will keep on our rotation for easy weeknight meals for sure.5 stars

  10. Samantha says:

    Love this. It’s similar to something I make. I love the peanut sauce recipe. I prefer cashew butter so it was easy to sub. I also subbed the noodles with palm noodles. It took so little time and helped with my raw intake.5 stars

  11. Kilie Jones says:

    This was so delicious. Beautiful colors and the peanut sauce is amazing!5 stars

  12. Neda says:

    SO delicious. My husband and I nearly finished the entire thing!5 stars

  13. Sydne George says:

    Oh, Danielle!
    These Vegan Rainbow Peanut Noodles are the bomb!
    Made them for dinner last night, and my husband and I loved them.
    Thank you.5 stars

  14. Kathy says:

    The family loved it! I used soba noodles instead of spaghetti and added a bit of fresh ginger and garlic to the sauce. This is my favourite Peanut sauce that I’ve made so far.5 stars

  15. Sarah L. says:

    This recipe is DELICIOUS. However amazing you believe it will be, I promise you it is even better. A friend of ours gave us leftovers of this recipe on Friday, and the flavor was so incredible, we asked her for the recipe and made it ourselves for dinner on Monday. The flavors are delicious, and it is so easy to make. This will become a staple for our family.5 stars

  16. janet says:

    Do you cook the red pepper or serve it raw? What about the noodles….seaward or cold? I’m always confused by “bowls” like this!5 stars

  17. Louise says:

    Love this recipe, thank you! Just added mini sweetcorns to add the yellow:)

  18. Elle B says:

    I made a double batch of this the other night & it was delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.5 stars

  19. Kilie Jones says:

    Have made this several time. So delicious and colorful. Love the sauce. I use Bragg’s Aminos instead of soy to reduce the sodium. My new favorite dish!!5 stars

  20. Mandy says:

    Perfect Sport night dinners!
    We use a ton of healthy girl kitchen for our weekday sports nights three kids and active parents means little time to get a healthy dinner on the table this one and many others on here are quick easy and so delicious! Everyone is happy and fed before off to their games!5 stars

  21. Anika Shree says:

    I appreciate how you always provide detailed instructions and tips in your recipes. It makes it so much easier for beginners like me to follow along and achieve great results. I am so thankful to the author for sharing this vegan recipe of noodles.

  22. Stacy S says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! ABSOLUTELY delicious! I used soba noodles as others have mentioned, was in love! My mom took a taste….got up out her seat , grabbed a bowl and fork and was happy! She then came back and gave me a peck on the cheek for making domething so delicious!5 stars

  23. Beth says:

    Just made it. It’s amazing! Perfect for meal prep. Delicious!!!5 stars

  24. Pamela says:

    Delicious!! I hate cilantro, and I’m not a fan of spice, so I also left the Sriracha off. It was still soooooo good! I’ll be making this regularly! It was just a tiny bit salty so next time I’ll add less of the aminos (used instead of soy), and maybe just a tad bit more maple syrup. But this recipe was absolutely amazing!5 stars

  25. Rebecca says:

    This is delicious! Thank you for the inspiration.5 stars

  26. Ghislaine Bourgouin says:

    Easy, fresh, healthy and very very good

  27. Tara says:

    So good! The only thing I added was fried chili oil on top. Oh, and for the pasta, I used brown rice ramen noodles. So good!5 stars

    1. Taylor says:

      Hi! Taylor from team HealthyGirl here!
      Yum! Sounds delicious! 🙂

  28. Denise says:

    I made this for the first time last night and it was such a a hit! I added a little chopped scallions too. Love that veggies and dressing can be prepped ahead of time to make this an easy dish to pull together in a hurry!5 stars

  29. Heather Ritter says:

    Love, love, love this recipe. I only wish you would put serving size and nutrition breakdown.5 stars