(vegan, gluten free, dairy free)
I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for a while now, and am so happy it’s finally up for you to enjoy! These crunchy peanut tofu noodle bowls pack tons of flavour and crunch, and is one of my favourite quick throw-together meals. It’s also super meal prep friendly, making it great for easy back-to-school or work lunches (I used to have this all the time for lunch when classes were in-person)!
Besides the epic combination of flavours and textures, my favourite part of this recipe is how easy it is to throw together! All you have to do is:
- Mix up the peanut sauce,
- soak the noodles in hot water,
- chop up the veggies,
- pan-fry the tofu,
and BAM – you’ve got a meal!
For easy meal prep: Prepare the peanut sauce, soaked noodles, chopped veggies, and fried tofu all beforehand, store them separately in the fridge, and then toss together whenever you’re in need of a quick and tasty lunch or dinner!
Ingredients for the Crunchy Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls:
- vermicelli noodles
- choice of protein: extra firm tofu, chickpeas, shrimp, chicken
- carrots, shredded (buy shredded or shred them yourself)
- bell peppers
Ingredients for the Simple Peanut Sauce:
- smooth peanut butter
- low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- rice vinegar
- sesame oil
- sriracha (or chilli paste)
Let’s talk peanuts!
Can we just take a minute to appreciate the peanut?! It can be in sweet things like cookies and cakes, or compliment savoury dishes like *ahem* this noodle bowl. It can be rich and creamy and spread on a piece of toast, or it can be a crunch-machine and bring a boring old salad to new heights. Not to mention, it’s packed with protein, fat, and other important nutrients! The peanut really does it all, and this vermicelli noodle bowl is no exception; with both peanut butter AND peanuts, it really has the best of both worlds!
Learn how to make your own homemade peanut butter here!
Here are some other peanut recipes you may enjoy:
- Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins
- Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Pancakes
Are these Crunchy Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls vegan?
Yes! I use tofu in these peanut bowls, so they are vegan. However, if you want to use some meat instead (chicken or shrimpy would work well), by all means go ahead!
Are these Crunchy Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls gluten free?
Yes again! Vermicelli Noodles are made with rice flour, water, and tapioca starch, so they are entirely gluten free.
How do I make this peanut free?
Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for almond butter or any other nut/seed butter (sunflower seed butter or cashew butter would work great!).
How do I make this nut free?
Use a seed butter like sunflower seed butter, and use sunflower seeds instead of peanuts to add an extra crunch!