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Vegetable Noodle Stir-Fry with Peanut Lime Sauce

20 min


We packed as many crunchy veggies into this stir fry as we could. There are no wrong vegetables for this dish! If you've got mushrooms, green beans, radish, or cabbage - toss it in! This recipe is a great way to use up any veggies you've got in the fridge.



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  • 6.1 oz (175 g)
    dry soba noodles
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    medium shallots, minced (optional)
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2
    medium carrots, shredded or cut into matchsticks
  • 2
    red bell peppers, julienned
  • ¼
    head red cabbage, shredded
  • ¾ cup (103 g)
    roasted cashews
  • 1 Tbsp (1 g)
    fresh cilantro (optional)

Peanut sauce

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  1. Cook noodles in a large pot according to package instructions until al dente.
  2. Add the oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the shallots and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add splashes of water to deglaze the pan as needed.
  3. Add the carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage to the pan, and cook for 2 minutes more, until bright and heated up, but still crunchy. Add more splashes of water as needed.
  4. Meanwhile, add all sauce ingredients to a mason jar, and mix or shake to combine into a creamy sauce.
  5. When the noodles are cooked, drain and add to the pan of vegetables and pour the sauce mixture on top. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve with the roasted cashews, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges. Enjoy!


  • Store the sauce and stir fry separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Grains & Starches 46%

dry soba noodles

Proteins 7%

roasted cashews

peanut butter

Fruits & Veggies 47%

medium shallot

clove garlic

medium carrot

red bell pepper

head red cabbage

fresh cilantro


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

roasted cashews

peanut butter

sesame oil

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Angela Donovan - Jan. 29, 2022, 5:05 a.m.

Love this sauce and recipe is very simple to make

mary - Jan. 19, 2022, 4:44 a.m.

Love this wonderful recipe! Had all the ingredients on hand except the purple used the fresh coleslaw mix we had. Will make this recipe again and again. Thank you :-D

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 7:21 p.m.

Mmm a lovely substitution, Mary, we're so glad it was enjoyed!

Mansha suri - Jan. 9, 2022, 11:26 a.m.


Levke - Jan. 4, 2022, 9:14 a.m.

An all time favorite! I love noodles, love veggies and love, love, love peanut butter. Soooo delicious!!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

Woop woop! Thanks a bunch, Levke 🥰

Geraldine Mc teague - Jan. 3, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

Made this tonight! Delicious
Veganuary starting well! Thanks

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 4:52 p.m.

So happy to hear, Geraldine Mc teague, all the best with Veganuary 🤗

Kim - Dec. 13, 2021, 8:42 p.m.

Great recipe! We often make it when we have guests for dinner.

A question, can I substitute the agave syrup with a date? I have a friend coming over who eats paleo and she cannot have agave or maple syrup.

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 5:07 a.m.

Hi Kim, we're so honoured it's enjoyed with guests! You could omit the syrup from the sauce and see how you like it. If it needs a touch of sweetness for balance, then pure (100%) maple syrup, dates (date syrup might work a bit better) or an alternative sweetener should do the trick. We hope this helps for now 🙂

Kim - Dec. 14, 2021, 8:07 a.m.

Thank you!

Elizabeth - Dec. 5, 2021, 5:25 a.m.

Thanks for another great recipe! Simple, delicious, and loaded with vegetables!

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

So glad the stir-fry is being enjoyed, Elizabeth 😊

Moon - Nov. 22, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

Stumbled across this on the channel and had everything in the fridge so decided to give it a go. Being gluten-free, I served it over brown rice instead of noodles and added some tamari pan fried firm tofu. This sauce is delicious and left me feeling very satisfied. I will definitely be adding this one to the rotation!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

We're so thrilled to hear this, Moon, thank you for taking the time to share! Happy cooking 😍

MT - Nov. 20, 2021, 12:48 a.m.


This recipe looks scrumptious. My stomach is growling and thinking of making this noodle dish soon. I currently don't have any Soba noodles. Do you think it is okay to use Star Anise brand brown rice noodles which is the only noodles I have for now?

Thank you for sharing the recipe.


PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2021, 5:40 a.m.

Hey there, MT! You can substitute the soba noodles for brown rice noodles if desired. We hope you enjoy the dish if you give it a try 🤗

Frederic Dupre - Nov. 14, 2021, 10:29 p.m.

i just love this recipe. taste good blitz of color!

Bojangles - Nov. 13, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

Thank you for sharing. I also added grated ginger with the garlic and replaced the peanut butter with tahini (also added a little black vinegar at the end. Truly scrumptious ; )

PUL Team - Nov. 14, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Bojangles, so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🤗

Carolann - Nov. 7, 2021, 10:36 p.m.

My husband and I are starting out vegetarian trying to get advice from your site on making healthy choices for our family. This is an amazing easy dish for a wonderful family meal! Thank you for all your hard work with your you tube channel as well!

PUL Team - Nov. 8, 2021, 12:16 a.m.

Awe we're so thrilled to hear, Carolann, and all the best on your vegetarian journey 🤗

Becky - Nov. 3, 2021, 8:09 p.m.

Amazing dish. Very tasty 😋
Will definitely be making it again 😊

Sam - Oct. 1, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

Love, Love, Love this recipe! I've made it a few times now. The sauce is phenomenal and I find that it is delicious with any veggies you would normally add to a stir fry.

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Sam, thank you for taking the time to share the lovely review ✨

Zoe - Sept. 20, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

I make this once a month. It’s easy. Last a while and I make extra peanut sauce for satay wraps during the week.

Gigi - Sept. 15, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

One of my favorite recipes. My husband even enjoys it and he swears that we need meat in everything haha

Teun - Sept. 15, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

One of my go to recipes! Very cheap one yet suuuper healthy and delicious, thank you :)

Marie - Sept. 6, 2021, 10 p.m.

Thank you so much for this wholesome recipe! 💕 I woke up craving this dish. It is one that I make often. I added a little zucchini I had on hand to the stirfry.

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 1:47 a.m.

Mmm love the addition of zucchini! Thank you, Marie 😊

Teresa - Sept. 6, 2021, 1:56 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe. We love the taste of it so much. It combines three of my husbands favourite ingredients: peanut butter, sesame oil and chilli ... so I was sure he would like it, when I made it the first time. And he did like it :-)! So much, that he thought about how to use the sauce with other ingredients. So yesterday we had it with bell peppers, carrots and bean sprouts on top of rice. While eating we realised that it reminds us of the Korean bibimbap ... which is one of my favourite dishes. So, thank you again!

PUL Team - Sept. 6, 2021, 6:19 p.m.

You're too kind, Teresa! Thank you for the glowing review. We're so happy the recipe was enjoyed ☺️

Kayla - Sept. 1, 2021, 5:59 a.m.

So flavorful and comforting, my family and i LOVE this dish!! It's perfect for using up any veggies you have on hand, you really can't go wrong with it. Definitely a go to recipe in our house!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 1:05 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Kayla, thank you!

Selma - Aug. 29, 2021, 10:07 p.m.

Made it for the first time, just love it! Really easy and comforting. I'm excited to try some new variations! If someone has some tips for great combinations of veggies etc. i would love to hear it.

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

So glad you hear, Selma! We'd love to hear other veggie combinations too 🤩

Eva Beeusaert - Aug. 17, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Made the soba noodles & sause but with brocolli, eggplant, tofu and edamame - also amazing!!

Tom - Aug. 10, 2021, 6:24 a.m.

This recipe is one of our most favorite go-to meals. We make it all the time. It is super flavorful, satisfying and simple to make.
I suggested the recipe to a relative and they now make it often as well. I place this in my top ten favorite recipes!

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

Aw you're too kind, Tom, thank you for taking the time to share the review! We're so honoured 😃

Shivangi - Aug. 1, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

Tried the recipe today and it was delicious. We added few more spices because Indians like more of them in their meals. Thanks a lot!

Monica - Aug. 1, 2021, 12:28 a.m.

This is delicious! The recipe is easy to follow and it came out great the first time.

Eli - July 28, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

This is a great recipe, I make it every other week or so! Super delicious, quick, and easy to customize!

Ira - July 27, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Made this for dinner, so easy to whip up and that sauce makes it absolutely delicious! My granddad doesn't usually like noodle dishes but he loved this so much. Its a must try:))

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:54 a.m.

Aw we're so happy the stir-fry was enjoyed, Ira, thanks for sharing 🤗

Isobel - July 27, 2021, 4:42 p.m.

This is so quick and easy and delcious I love it! I even have got my dad involved making the sauce and he doesn't even like cooking :)

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:50 a.m.

Ooo super cool your dad was able to get involved! Thank you, Isobel ☺️

MICHELLE S - July 24, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

I have made this at least 6 times. It’s is so delicious and packed with healthy flavor.

Jess - July 24, 2021, 7 p.m.

Great recipe! This can be made with things I’m sure most people have in their pantry already, and you can use whatever veggies you have! This is our go to quick dinner! Flavorful, easy, healthful, and cost effective!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:20 p.m.

We're so happy you're enjoying the stir fry and sauce, Jess!

Cris S - July 22, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

I've made this for work lunch and it was great for 3-4 days, although it was best right after cooking! I added Shiitake mushrooms and fried tofu cubes. The sauce is deliciously creamy and well balanced!

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 2:36 a.m.

Love these additions, Cris, thanks a bunch for sharing ✨

Beyza - July 17, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

my absolute go to recipe. It's quick, easy and versatile because you can just use what is in season or some frozen vegetables. The sauce was interesting. It is not like any sauce I have had in the past. It's acidic in a good way, creamy and thanks to the hoisin has a lot of depth in it. If the PUL Team sees this then please know that I would be delighted by more such sauces. I just love new flavours <3

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 3:18 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Beyza, the review means so much 😃

Ruth F - July 12, 2021, 3:47 p.m.

We love this recipe, we've made so many times. It's great warm for dinner and then cold the next day for lunch. I've made it with Dandan noodles and soba noodles and both are great

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 3:40 a.m.

Mmm sounds so yummy, Rut, thanks so much for sharing!

jonna - July 12, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

this is definitely a confort meal for me, i love it. i always add chickpeas as well, to get some protein, but it’s so good both ways.

Tabea - July 11, 2021, 1:57 p.m.

I love this recipe, it's really tasty and easy to make!

maria hussain - July 9, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

I love this recipe so much! It is easy for people like me who are not very good at cooking, and perfect for the summer weather as the lime sauce makes it quite refreshing. I really appreciate all of the suggested swaps-BTW for anyone who can't get soba noodles, I have tried this recipe with wholemeal spaghetti and it's just as good :)

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 9:58 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing this, Maria! A lovely substitute as well 😊

Charlotte - July 9, 2021, 12:48 p.m.

This recipe has a special place in my heart as it was my introduction to Pick Up Limes in 2019. My friend made it for me and told me about the PUL videos and ever since then I haven't looked back!
I make this recipe at least once a month and it is among my favourites for it's ease and simplicity and ultimately, it's taste! I love colourful meals and, to me, this meal is perfection.
Fun fact: I had disliked peanut butter my whole life until this recipe converted me!

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

We're so grateful you've been part of the PUL family since 2019, Charlotte, how incredible! Welcome to team peanut butter 😃🥜

Sara - July 9, 2021, 9:20 a.m.

This is so good! We have made it many times and it's really easy to make😊

Els - July 8, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

We've made this so many times. It's a great recipe for when we only have veggies left that don't seem to go together at first glance and it always tastes great.

Elizabeth - July 8, 2021, 10:41 p.m.

This is delicious. We've made it repeatedly.

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

This was delicious! I think I ate this cold like a noodle salad.

Ana - July 8, 2021, 9 p.m.

This tastes incredible! I didn't have any hoisin sauce but it tasted awesome

Lana R - July 8, 2021, 7:43 p.m.

(TLDR; This is probably my favorite recipe I’ve tried so far!) As a meat eater, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined following a vegan for recipes. Not only do I do that, the PUL team is the ONLY team I follow for recipes! Everything I’ve tried so far is so so good! I’d love to eat less meat, and I feel like I’ll get there sooner with this team. I went out and bought all of these sauces to make this dish. Worried a bit, because I NEVER use hoisin sauce, soy sauce, or sriracha in my home. (Video idea! Recipes for those random items in the home!) Tried this recipe and BAM! Instant love. I had to force myself to stop eating noodles it was SO GOOD!!! I can’t have noodles everyday of my life though, haha. What to do with all the extra sauces?

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

Aww this means so much, Lana! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family 🥰 Two ideas may be to enjoy the peanut sauce in Salad Rolls (…) or tacos (…) 😃

Olivia H - July 8, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

If you're looking for a new fav recipe - THIS IS IT! My Boyfriend loved it so much, we're cooking it all the time haha!
Thank you Sadia (and Team!), for being the best vegan chef we know and love <3

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 9:35 p.m.

Oh, Olivia, this means so much! Thank you for the wonderful review ✨🙂

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

When making this recipe I quartered the peanut butter and doubled all the other sauce ingredients to make it match my taste and it was delicious! And I think I added crunchy fried tofu too!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

Thank you for sharing this, Cris, a very lovely way to adjust to the recipe ✨🤩

Leah - May 23, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

This has been on regular rotation in our house since it came out. The sauce is perfection! I normally stretch it a bit with some broth which I add to the noodles at the end as needed. Love how many veggies are snuck in there and non-vegans can add chicken/shrimp as well. Thank you so much for this recipe.

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:50 a.m.

We appreciate the review so much, Leah, thank you! So thrilled the recipe has been enjoyed recently 😀

Gabe - May 18, 2021, 3:41 a.m.

This one is comfort food to me <3 Creamy, sweet, tangy with a bit of heat. Peanuts, cashews, lime, tons of veggies, what's not to love ? A great way to enjoy yourself a the end of the day, it really is delicious and easy enough to make for weeknights ! 🥰 Thank you again Sadia for everything.

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

Thank you for the wonderful review, Gabe, and all of your support ✨🤗

Cristina - May 15, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

Absolutely love this! I was missing hoisin sauce so I used Tamarind sauce instead, as well as using Maple syrup instead of agave syrup. Still delicious. Thank you so much, I keep recommending your channel and webpage to everyone!

PUL Team - May 16, 2021, 12:09 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Cristina! We're so grateful for your support 😃

Hazel - May 12, 2021, 4:19 a.m.

Thank you so much for your amazing recipes!! I'm always blown away by how healthy yet wholesome and delicious they turn out to be!!
Quick question, I want to try this recipe but I'm not able to get my hands on the hoisin sauce and sriracha hot sauce needed for the peanut sauce. I think they are simply just not available where i live. Can i leave them out without it affecting the taste much?Or are there any other substitutes?

PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 6:02 a.m.

Aww you're too sweet, Hazel, thank you! That's a great question. The hoisin and sriracha help give the sauce a bit of a kick but aren't totally necessary. For the hoisin sauce, you could omit it and add more soy sauce. For the sriracha, you could omit it for a less spicy recipe, try another chili sauce accessible to you in its place, or experiment with some red pepper flakes or chopped chili if you're hoping for spice but can't find a sauce 😊 We hope you enjoy the recipe!

Hazel - May 14, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

UPDATE! I tried the recipe with the substitutions you recommended and it turned out great!! Now there's yet another excuse to add peanut butter to my everyday diet ;)) Anyone else who is reluctant,please go ahead and try this! Looking forward for more delicious recipes. Also, I hope you, Robin and the team is at home safe and sound. Thank you once again!!

PUL Team - May 15, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

Yay! We're so happy the substitutions were s success, Hazel 🤗 Thanks a bunch for the update and for your support. It means so much ✨

Kristýna - April 19, 2021, 4:32 p.m.

Thank you so much for this recipe Sadia - it is so delicious!🤤 We cooked it today with my boyfriend and enjoyed it a lot. Also it was the first time we used peanut butter this way, we always have it in our oatmeal, but we really loved it!!😍
And biiig thumbs up for your new website & recipe design - it is lovely!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 5:18 a.m.

We're so glad the recipe was a success, Kristýna! We love using peanut butter in sauces 😍

Christina - April 4, 2021, 5:35 a.m.

This is my new favorite go-to meal! I subbed sriracha in for sambal oelek which I had never tried before. So good! I also like your trick to shake the sauce in a mason jar to mix it.

PUL Team - April 4, 2021, 6:37 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Christina, and so happy you enjoyed it 🤗

lpb - March 24, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

We've made this so many times!! Love!!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 4:28 a.m.

That's so wonderful to hear! Glad this one has been well-loved 🥰