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Chilled Ramen Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Transform a notable noodle into a fast and healthy recipe for Chilled Ramen Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing.
4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Servings 4 servings


For the salad:

  • 2 (3-oz.) packages ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, for garnishing


Make the salad:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the ramen noodles and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the boiling water and set it aside, then drain the noodles and add them to a large bowl.
  • Add the edamame, cabbage, carrots, almonds and scallions to the bowl and toss to combine.

Make the dressing:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, honey, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes (optional) and hot water until smooth. 
  • Add the dressing to the bowl with the noodles and veggies and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve or let cool completely before covering with plastic wrap and storing in the fridge.
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