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Asian salad with noodles in a bowl.

Asian Spicy Peanut & Sweet Potato Noodles Salad Keyword- Asian Noodle Salad

Easy Asian noodle salad is made with sweet potato noodles, and fragrant spicy peanut sauce and topped with crunchy peanuts, crisp fresh vegetables, and peppery Thai basil. It's carb free and perfect for dinner, desk lunches or as a side for any BBQ.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian Noodles, Noodle salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 277kcal
Author Debs


  • 4 sweet potatoes spiralled
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 nectarine thinly sliced
  • 2 green jalepenos
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 4 baby carrots or 1 large carrot shredded
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mint chopped
  • 1 block halloumi or tofu cubed


  • 2 Tablespoons Almond butter
  • 1 Tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 thumb piece ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • juice of 1 lime juice
  • 1 teaspoons Chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha paste
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 bunch Thai basil chopped

To serve

  • Sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges
  • Thai basil


For the salad

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a non stick skillet and add the spiralled sweet potato noodles. Cook over a medium heat for about 4 minutes, until the noodles are soft but still have a bite. Add the mint and cilantro and place in a serving bowl.
  • Top the salad with the red pepper, nectarine, carrots and jalepenos.
  • In the non stick pan brown the halloumi or the tofu for about 2 minutes per side, until golden. Place on top of the salad.

To make the dressing

  • whisk all the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle over the salad.