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Creamy Peanut Butter Jackfruit Noodles

18 min

Meal

One-bowl / one-pot

This is a quick noodle dish that is loaded with flavour. A creamy, zesty sauce with just a hint of spiciness, coats thick udon noodles and tender bell peppers. Jackfruit gives some extra texture and vegetable points to this filling meal.

Servings

Total

18 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

8 min

Contains

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peanut

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gluten

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tree nut

Ingredients

Stir-fry

  • 1
    bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups (356 g)
    canned young green jackfruit, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 14 oz (400 g)
    pre-cooked udon noodles
  • 1
    stalk green onion, sliced, light and dark green parts separated

Sauce

Optional garnishes

  • crispy fried onions
  • lime slice
  • toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. To a sauté pan on medium-high heat, cook the bell pepper and jackfruit in the oil for 3 - 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients in a jar.
  3. Add the udon noodles and the white and light green parts of the green onion to the pan. Gently break the noodles apart, cooking for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the sauce into the pan and cook until everything is well coated in sauce.
  5. Garnish with the dark green parts of the green onion, and add any other desired toppings. Enjoy!

Storage

  • This dish is best enjoyed immediately.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 48%

pre-cooked udon noodles

Proteins 7%

peanut butter

Fruits & Veggies 45%

bell pepper

canned young green jackfruit

stalk green onion

lime

clove garlic

freshly grated ginger

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

vegetable oil

canned light coconut milk

peanut butter

sesame oil

crispy chili oil

Nutrition info

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Jack - Jan. 25, 2023, 4:46 p.m.

This easy yet flavorful dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser! With a creamy, peanut butter-based sauce, this dish is a great balance of sweet and savory. The jackfruit adds a hint of texture and the noodles provide a great base for the sauce. Loved your recipe!!

- Jack from


Heather Landale - Jan. 24, 2023, 12:21 a.m.

Hi PUL family!
This recipe is crazy good!! I didn't have udon noodles, so opted for whole wheat instead, and it was amazing!! I don't have pasta often, so having this felt like sheer indulgence! Creaminess of the sauce, the texture of the jackfruit...it's all sooooo good!! PUL is one of my top 3 sites that never lets me down :) Keep up the great content, we love you! Hugs from Oregon

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 12:19 a.m.

Awe Heather, you're much too kind! Thank you for helping make our PUL community so incredible. Lots of love to Oregon 💛


Charlotte - Jan. 24, 2023, 12:06 a.m.

Love love loved it!!! 🥰 This is definitely among my new favourite quick and easy meals to make! I used jackfruit in the recipe today but I'm keen to try mushrooms as an alternative too. Give me peanut noodles any day and I'm happy and this took them to the next level with the most delicious sauce. Thank you PUL team for another show stopper! 🙌🏻🌿

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 12:16 a.m.

Woop woop! So thrilled to the glowing feedback, Charlotte - thank you 😃


couponkoz - Jan. 21, 2023, 11:25 a.m.

Came across your you tube videos!


Tammy - Jan. 18, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

So so good! Love how quick and easy it was!


Ray - Jan. 14, 2023, 3:47 a.m.

We substituted jf w chicken and it was excellent.


Deannah K - Jan. 10, 2023, 5:33 a.m.

This was amazing!!!! Vegan comfort food, truly. I added some additional ingredients to mine. I added shiitake mushrooms, lightly sautéed in soy sauce, as well as some cilantro (not too much) It was an additional punch of flavor that complimented an already outstanding dish. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been a vegan for 5 years now, and never graduated from baby vegan level, until recently:-( Meaning I was still eating processed vegan food. I really love how fast, healthy, hearty, and nutritious all of your recipes are!! Healthy and fast, is my lane. Thank you so much!!!

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2023, 7:03 p.m.

Awe thank you for the very kind words, Deannah, it means so much! Love the additional ingredients 🤗


Renate - Jan. 9, 2023, 7:18 p.m.

This was so delicious, especially with some extra Thai stirfry veggies from AH! Definitely a keeper!


Sara - Jan. 8, 2023, 8:27 p.m.

This one is so good! 💖


Maria - Jan. 8, 2023, 12:40 p.m.

I had it with tofu and it was so delicious. Thanks!


Clara - Jan. 8, 2023, 12:17 p.m.

It took me around 45 mins to prepare the recipe, we used oyster mushrooms as replacement. Both me and my husband found it a bit too peanut buttery, quite heavy, we tried to eat it squeezing lime on top. If we’ll repeat it, I’ll add less peanut butter to the sauce. Can’t wait to try the new chilli recipe as well!

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2023, 9:35 a.m.

Many thanks for sharing this feedback with us, Clara! Definitely, less PB is a great idea, and i hope you enjoy the chili if you give it a try! 😊


Marco - Jan. 6, 2023, 2:57 p.m.

We loved it! Easy + delicious!


Nathan - Jan. 5, 2023, 5:35 a.m.

This was so good and so easy! I had to swap the chilli oil for red chilli paste as it was the only thing I had on hand and it worked well. I’m sure it’s even better with the chilli oil. Thank you for a great recipe 🙂


Maria - Jan. 4, 2023, 4 p.m.

Can’t wait to try it! What’s the difference between jackfruit and canned young green jackfruit?

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2023, 10:26 p.m.

Hey Maria, great question! We've explained it here: https://youtu.be/tQeZIvrong8?… :)


Sanne - Jan. 3, 2023, 4:44 p.m.

So jummy and very easy to make!!


Lisette - Jan. 3, 2023, 1:18 p.m.

I am very curious about this recipe! Just a quick question: in the video you say toasted sesame oil and the recipe itself sesame oil. Will it affect the recipe if I use the "regular" sesame oil or do you recommend the toasted version?

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2023, 2:25 p.m.

Hey Lisette, great question! Typically, toasted sesame oil imparts a nutty smell and taste to the sauce which is pleasant, but definitely not necessary. So you can use whichever you have :) Enjoy!


Emily - Jan. 2, 2023, 1:45 a.m.

First time trying this and it was super tasty! I'm less skilled with knifework and take a while measuring things so for anyone else just to be aware that it did take me upwards of an hour to prepare so I found the 15 minute time estimate misleading. I would encourage anyone who thinks they might be in this boat to have the sauce all mixed up prior to starting to cook as it calls for so many ingredients - to avoid overcooking the peppers and jackfruit. This being said the peanut sauce was well worth the effort so creamy and delicious. I'll probably try this with tofu next time - fun to try the jackfruit but maybe not for me!

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2023, 12:40 p.m.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with it, Emily, and great tip about the sauce!


Andrea - Jan. 1, 2023, 10:53 p.m.

Yum yum yum! Will be making this again!


Jess - Dec. 30, 2022, 11:33 p.m.

Such comfort food. This was my first PickUp Limes recipe. I want a full cookbook now! The food always looks beyond delicious.

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:45 a.m.

Oh we're so happy your first PUL recipe was enjoyed, Jess! Hopefully in the future we can share a physical cookbook 🙂


Alena from Siberia - Dec. 30, 2022, 1:33 p.m.

My first plant-based recipe, and it was delicious! I used oyster mushrooms instead of jackfruit (impossible to find in Siberia). The taste was so rich, and consistancy so creamy! I will be making it again and again! Thank you Pick up Limes!

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:31 a.m.

Oh, Alena, we're so thrilled! A lovely substitution too. Hugs to Siberia 🤗


Hanna - Dec. 29, 2022, 9:03 p.m.

We also did it with tofu, very delicious and quick 😊

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Hanna 😃


Tedd - Dec. 29, 2022, 7:27 p.m.

Just made it with tofu and it was plate-licken' good! 10/10!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:46 p.m.

Aw thank you, Tedd!


Jenny-From New Brunswick, Canada - Dec. 29, 2022, 12:40 p.m.

This was my maiden voyage with Jackfruit and it was a hit! Even my hubby liked it! Yes, a keeper for sure!!!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Jenny - sending lots of love to New Brunswick 💛


Ana - Dec. 29, 2022, 9:50 a.m.

Wow this was delicious! So creamy! The jackfruit was a bit sweet/sour which I thought was peculiar at first (maybe it was the brine it was in?), but then it really grew on me! It balanced the PB nicely. Will definitely make this again!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:23 p.m.

Hey Ana, so happy to hear! The brine has a distinct taste so you could rinse the young jackfruit before cooking if desired. Happy cooking 😃

Ellie - Jan. 19, 2023, 6:21 p.m.

I always squeeze all the brine out of the jackfruit by ringing it in a clean tea towel. This gets rid of the sour taste and it takes on more of the tasty sauce!


Eléonore - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:05 p.m.

We made it tonight and loved, loved, loved it! A sure keeper. Thank you, Pick up limes! Eléonore from Brussels

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 7:03 a.m.

So glad to hear, Eléonore! Hugs to Brussels 🤗