Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

 

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad

with Peanut Sauce

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce can be made in about 10 minutes and packs a lot of flavour in  so little time! Gluten free buckwheat noodles & some veg are lightly  dressed in a creamy, flavourful peanut sauce  and then garnished with a few sesame seeds and cilantro leaves for good measure.  This salad is great for brown bagging it lunches or as a side for dinner with fish or chicken.

Hey everyone!  How was your weekend?  It was hot as heck here!  No complaints, absolutely none, though.  Before we know it it’ll be cooler so I’m going to enjoy it to the max. The humidity was high so it made for lovely hair weather.  I have naturally curly hair and often straighten it, but during this kind of weather, I just have to let nature take its course, feel me?

We had so many good eats this weekend, you guys!  We cooked lamb in the pressure cooker and made tacos and another night had ribs which were deadly.  Speaking of deadly, I made a super awesome & delish Slow Cooker BBQ Sauce.  The recipe is from a fellow food blogger and good friend, Karrie, from Tasty Ever After.  Highly recommend it next time you have bbq.  I made a rub, cooked the ribs and finished ’em on the bbq with this sauce and then used more on the side for dunkin’👍  The next day, I used it on chicken thighs with corn.  Speaking of corn, for as long as I can remember I eat my corn in a sporadic line, i.e. messy.  Hubby eats his perfectly in a line, as though a machine cleaned the kernels straight off.   He always laughs at me ’cause it looks just like a hot mess when I’m eating it.  Oh well, living on the edge, I guess 😉   How do you eat your corn?  Are you on ‘team messy’ or ‘team neat’?  After all this good food this past weekend there will surely be lots of healthier eats upcoming this week 😉

Particularly during the week, hubby and I like to keep things on the lighter side.  I always pack lunch and it always involves fruit, yogurt and some kind of healthier main, perhaps sardines or some type of salad.  There’s only so many sardines a girl can get.  Just totally getting tired of the same lunch every day.  This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce is a great way to mix things up a bit.  Plus, it’s delicious cold (obviously from the name, right 🙂 ? ), so it is easy to eat on the go.

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

You can pretty much get buckwheat noodles anywhere these days, probably right next to where you would find chili sauce or sriracha hot sauce.  Soba noodles are similar and would work great in this recipe too.  These buckwheat noodles are lightly dressed.  If you prefer things a little more saucier, then I recommended making 1.5 x the sauce.

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

Speaking of peanut sauce, you guys, it’s so yummy!  I had originally whipped this up when hubby and I were having lettuce wraps one day.  I thought of all the flavours that would go together and quickly made this little gem of deliciousness.  I wrote everything down (on some random piece of paper, as I normally do 😳, but knew I had to put the recipe somewhere sensible ’cause this was a keeper.  It only takes minutes to make, but tastes da bomb dot com.  There’s natural peanut butter in there, along with ingredients such as sriracha and fish sauce.  Now, don’t get turned off ’cause there fish sauce in there.  It just adds a little tang; you’re not exactly going to think there’s fish in there 😛  So feel free to use this peanut sauce in another application like lettuce wraps or even tossing with spaghetti and chicken and garnish with some peanuts.

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

I served this Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce cold, but it is equally delish warm.   After cooking the buckwheat noodles,  I rinsed them with cold water before tossing with everything, but you can just skip this step if you prefer things a little higher in temp!

This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

Enjoy, my friends, and until next time take care and chit chat again soon 🙂

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This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com

Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salt with Peanut Sauce - girlheartfood.com

 

 

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Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
This gluten free Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce can be made in about 10 minutes and packs a lot of flavour in in so little time! Buckwheat noodles & some veg are lightly dressed in a creamy, flavourful peanut sauce and then garnished with a few sesame seeds and cilantro.
This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad
This Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce takes about 10 minutes to make, is gluten free and is a delicious weekday lunch - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
Peanut Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until combined.
  2. Pour mixture into a small pot, heat on medium low just until it comes to a simmer and remove from heat. This will take just a few minutes to come to a simmer. Cool slightly while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad
  1. Cook noodles per package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Toss with Peanut Sauce and then mix in carrot, chili peppers and chives. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

These noodles are lightly dressed.  If you prefer things a little more saucier, then I recommended making 1.5 x the sauce.

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32 thoughts on “Cold Buckwheat Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    Hahaha…I can totally relate to your story about corn, Dawn! Laura is all random (i.e. a mess) when she eats corn, but I eat mine in nice little rows. And I get almost every single little kernal. No wasting corn over here! This salad looks amazing, and I love how quickly it comes together. Ooo…and speaking of corn, I bet some fresh (raw) corn mixed into this would be pretty darned tasty! 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I guess I’m like the cookie monster of corn, lol. Corn flying everywhere…hehehe:D Oh, love your suggestion of putting corn in this salad! I bet that would be awesome for some lovely crunch and texture. Gotta try that next time 😉 Thanks!

  2. Stephanie | The Foodie and The Fix says:

    Um, I’m on Team Messy for sure (though not from lack of trying to get onto Team Neat). This noodle salad sounds amazing, I’m all about a tasty peanut sauce! If I’m going to fall into a rut, it’s going to be a lunch rut, and this makes for a perfect switch-up! What a great lunch for work too, especially for folks without microwave access 🙂 Btw, nicely done on writing down the recipe when you made it… every time I just quickly whip something together and then LOVE it, I’m like, “Crap, I really should have measured that for the blog!”
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Haha! Good to hear I’m not the only messy corn eater 😉 So happy you like the recipe, Stephanie! It definitely is a nice switch up for lunch and I love how I can make a batch to eat throughout the week. Hope you get a chance to try it out! Thanks so much for the kind words!

  3. Jolina - The Unlikely Baker says:

    This looks AMAZING Dawn! I feel ashamed to admit it but we’ve never had buckwheat noodles before! We do have fish sauce though (I mean, we’re Filipinos after all lol!) so we’re halfway there. Red makes peanut sauce for satay, which we love, so I can already imagine the awesome flavours in here. Cannot wait to try!

  4. Liz @ Ready to Yumble says:

    I’ve been dying to try a cold noodle salad this summer, and look what you’ve whipped up! This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for the hot weather. Ross and I have differing opinions about fish sauce (I like it, he hates the smell but doesn’t mind it in small doses) – so it’s good to hear it’s not too strong in this dish. Pinned!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Awesome! Well, good timing isn’t it 🙂 ? I love fish sauce these days even though it does have a unique smell. Kinda like dried mushrooms. I was using them the other day, opened the container and what a whiff! It should smell not-so-good, but I just love it! I’m sure Ross would enjoy this recipe too. The fish sauce definitely isn’t too strong. Thanks so much for the kind words and Pin, Liz 🙂

  5. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says:

    This sounds delicious! I’ve never used buckwheat noodles, but if I see them, now I’ll know what to do! I love your logo btw- I haven’t noticed it before!!! (Maybe I’ve just been looking on my phone and didn’t see it lol)

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! The buckwheat noodles require very little cooking too, which is great for when you are in a rush. Thanks for the logo love! Had it done a little while ago…so happy you like it 🙂

  6. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Love salads like this and am going to make a big batch for dinner with seared tuna on top, then noodle leftovers for me to eat for lunch for next day! I could drink peanut sauce by the gallon too 😉
    Thanks again for making the BBQ sauce and for the shout-outs all over. So glad it turned out well for you guys and you liked it. Your weekend IG pics were so great. You guys eat like me and hubby eat! We gotta get together one day and go on a eating and drinking crawl. lol! 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Woo hoo! Sounds perfect with tuna! Me too, love peanut sauce! Forget the noodles, right, lol 😀 !!
      My pleasure; your sauce was awesome and I know it’s a keeper…one I’ll make again and again! The best kind of recipe 🙂
      I’m sure if we all hung out, we’d have a blast and I know there would definitely be some delicious eats involved!! That would be just awesome!! Thanks Karrie 🙂 xo

  7. annie@ciaochowbambina.com says:

    My family loves when I make chicken kebabs with peanut satay….which means they would go crazy for this!! I already ate lunch and it was nowhere near your gem of a meal! I too was following along this weekend and every time you posted something else – I was like – Man! These folks are cooking! And having a great time!! Love to see it! Have a beautiful week, my friend! xo
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Yay! So happy your family would love this, Annie! Awww…glad you followed along this weekend! What a sweet comment! I would totally share with ya, ya know 😉 ! There was certainly lots to go around, that’s for sure 🙂 We did have a lovely weekend and the nice weather only made it that much better! Have a beautiful week too and thanks again, my friend. xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you Kevin! I bet if fish sauce was called something other than ‘fish sauce’ people would slurp it up, wouldn’t they? I agree! It’s just so darn good! Glad you followed along our little cooking adventures this past weekend! Always in the kitchen whipping something up! That was in addition to the two pots of soup I made, lol. I have enough leftovers to feed a crowd 😀

  8. Demeter | Beaming Baker says:

    This dish sounds so yummy Dawn! 🙂 I love a good peanut sauce too! 😉 I’m glad you made it through the heatwave this weekend! So cool to learn that your hair is naturally curly. It must be so much work to straighten it! Letting nature take its course sounds kinda cool and relaxing. 🙂 I LOVE how you made Karrie’s Slow Cooker BBQ Sauce! That recipe looks so freaking amazing… and now we have TWO sets of pics to display its awesomeness. Team Neat for me: which is why I don’t eat corn as often as I want. Lol. Thanks for sharing this awesome lunch idea. It’s now a Happy Monday, indeed. Pinning, of course! Muah. xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you so much, Demeter! It is a bit of work to straighten my hair. I go in phases. I wear it curly for a while, then I straighten it for a while. Nice to change it up!
      That bbq sauce was amazing! One of the best I’ve tried, for sure! Team Neat for you, hey? Corn is kinda messy. Always follow with floss after I eat it. Like, immediately. But, I do love it!
      Happy you are liking the recipe! Thanks so much for the kind words, as usual, and Pin, sweets! xoxo

  9. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    High fives to all your delicious grub over the weekend and to eating your corn on the cob! I’ve always cut my kernels off the cob since I was a little girl. My family calls me a priss. Lol It’s just a habit! Plus I don’t like the feel of stuff getting caught in my teeth…. hmm maybe I am prissy?!! Anyways, LOVE these noodles! I’m all for twirl-tastic noodles covered in peanut sauce! And I’ll take some veggies thrown in for good measure! This would be so great for lunch! Cheers, chicka!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks Cheyanne!! I understand why you cut the kernels off the cob ’cause it is really annoying when it gets all over your teeth. I feel ya! You’re not prissy at all. And if you were so be it, right 😉 ? That’s why hubby is not fussy on popcorn – gets stuck in his teeth. So, I tell him no eating mine if you don’t really enjoy it. Get another snack, lol 😀 I love popcorn or maybe it’s the butter……
      Happy you like the recipe! Thanks so much for the sweet words, girlie! xo

  10. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Sounds like you had a great weekend, Dawn! I’ve never made lamb myself before, but I do love it. And a pressure cooker is on my list of kitchen gadgets to buy! It’s been so hot here too lately, so I’ve been craving easy salads and frozen drinks. I love that this is ready in just minutes! Sounds delicious, especially with that peanut sauce. Such a perfect Monday recipe! Pinned, of course!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks Gayle! We sure did 🙂 Funny thing, I did’t like lamb years ago (or perhaps I didn’t want to try) and now I really enjoy it! That peanut sauce is really good! Hope you get a chance to try it! Thanks so much for the kind words and Pin 🙂 Have a great week!

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