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Thai Beef Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce | Mountain Cravings

Thai Beef Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Mountain Cravings
Soy-garlic-lime-peanutty goodness with a big kick of fresh ginger is crazy-good over fresh veggies, sesame-seared beef, & just-al-dente rice noodles!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 big bowls
Calories 457 kcal


  • 2 oz. rice noodles
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 1 lb. beef thinly sliced across the grain
  • 2 carrots peeled & julienned
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 8 small radishes thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped

Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. lime juice
  • 1 t. brown sugar
  • 1/2 t. red pepper flakes
  • pinch salt


Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Puree ginger and garlic in a food processor.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients and pulse into a smooth sauce. Add more water by tablespoons to thin if desired.

Put It Together

  • Prepare the rice noodles according to package directions, usually just by soaking in hot water for a few minutes. Toss with 1 T. sesame oil to prevent sticking and set aside.
  • Heat 1 T. sesame oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add the sliced beef and stir-fry for just a couple minutes, until mostly cooked through. Remove from heat.
  • Layer noodles, beef, and vegetables in a large serving dish or in individual bowls. Drizzle generously with sauce and serve!


Skip the beef for an amazingly flavorful vegetarian & vegan dish!
No need to julienne the carrots if you're short on time - just peel the outside as usual, then use the peeler to make long thin strips.