Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

Recipe by Mrs Goodall
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    lb soba noodles
  • 3
    tablespoons sesame oil (the oil is strong, don't add more)
  • 4
    tablespoons canola oil
  • 6
    tablespoons honey
  • 6
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4
    tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3
    tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 12
    teaspoons cayenne
  • 1
    tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 5
    red bell peppers, sliced thin and long
  • 4
    cups peas (frozen works fine)
  • 1 12
    cups honey roasted peanuts (leave whole)
  • 1 12
    cups cilantro, chopped coarse
  • 2
    limes, cut in wedges for garnish


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water. Check cooking directions, soba noodles can cook literally in minutes. Drain pasta well. Let pasta dry a bit or water on the pasta will dilute the dressing.
  • Whisk sesame oil, canola oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegars, ginger and cayenne in a small bowl to blend.
  • Season with salt.
  • Heat a few tablespoons of dressing in saute pan over medium high heat (be careful, dressing can burn easily).
  • Add peppers to pan for about 2 - 3 minutes to ligtly soften, they should still be crunchy.
  • Add all other ingredients to pasta along with remaining dressing. Mix salad well, you will probably need to use your hands.
  • Garnish with lime wedges.
  • Serve right away or chill as long as overnight.
  • Add peas shortly before serving. If you add them too early they will turn a "lovely" shade of grey.