Everyone should have a collection of nutritious, tasty recipes that can be prepared in a pinch. Every Monday during March – National Nutrition Month – we’ll feature one recipe per week that can be prepared in under 15 minutes.

Peanut Noodles with Edamame

Makes 2 servings


  • 1 bundle udon noodles or other Asian-style noodle
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, steamed (mukamame)
  • 2 cups chopped spinach


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 4 tablespoons water

Optional garnish: chopped fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, mint), chopped peanuts, lime wedges, crushed red pepper


  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a large bowl. Add water gradually and whisk until combined. Stir in cooked noodles, edamame, and spinach. Top with any garnishes, if using.

Recipe source: www.gratefulgrazer.com

Modifications: top with additional proteins like baked tofu, chopped hard cooked egg, or steamed shrimp. Add extra cooked veggies like cabbage, broccoli, carrots, or sprouts. Sub sunflower seed butter for peanut butter.

Written by: Beth Kindamo, Nutrition Education Coordinator, UHC Health Promotion