Spicy Noodles with Edamame, Cucumber, and Peanuts

Bring on the heat with this Asian-inspired noodle dish. Cooling fresh mint and cilantro balance out the spice from crushed red pepper.

Spicy Noodles with Edamame, Cucumber, and Peanuts in two bowls with forks on towel
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
40 mins
5 cups


  • 4 ounce dried whole grain spaghetti

  • 1 cup frozen edamame

  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 ½ cup halved and thinly sliced cucumber

  • 1 cup julienned or coarsely shredded carrots

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat and adding frozen edamame the last 2 minutes; drain. Cool 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan combine next nine ingredients (through crushed red pepper). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool 15 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl toss together pasta mixture, sauce, cucumber, carrots, mint, and cilantro. Top servings with peanuts and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 9.9mg 50%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 756mg 16%
Folate, total 106.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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