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Peanut Sesame Lime Noodles with Garlic Prawns

Molly Swain
This recipe is packed with flavour— the creamy peanut noodles, the garlic prawns, the fresh chopped greens, the herbs, and some zesty lime!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, Thai
Servings 2


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 120 g soba noodles or 2 oz (if gluten free, ensure the soba noodles are 100% buckwheat noodles)
  • 170 g prawns or 6 oz
  • 170 g cooked edamame or 1 cup
  • 100-110 g chopped swiss chard and kale (1 cm in width) or 4 cups loosely packed
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander also called cilantro
  • 2 lime wedges

Peanut Sesame Lime Sauce

  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce If gluten free, use tamari or coconut aminos instead
  • 1 squeezed lime
  • some chilli, fresh or dried optional


  • Boil the water for the noodles and begin cooking. Soba noodles take 4-5 minutes to cook. (If you're using frozen cooked edamame, you can add these in for the last few minutes to defrost!) Then, drain and set aside.
  • Blend the sauce ingredients in a small food processor or blender until well combined. Depending on the peanut butter you used, you may need to add 1 tbsp of water until it's the right consistency. Alternatively, whisk the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Chop your greens (swiss chard and kale). The easiest way to do this is to stack 4-5 leaves at a time, roll length ways, and chop!
  • Heat up a pan on medium-high heat with the olive oil. You can add in all your leafy greens, or just half. (I like to save some for topping on after). After about 30 seconds, move them to one side of the pan add in your the prawns and fresh chopped garlic. Depending on the size, cook for a few minutes on each side, or until they are pink and curled.
  • Turn off the heat and add to the same pan, the cooked noodles, cooked edamame, and the peanut sesame sauce. Stir well until everything is evenly coated.
  • Dish out into bowls and top with the rest of the greens (if you saved some from step 4), sesame seeds, chopped coriander, and lime wedges. Enjoy!


Edamame - if you want to use frozen cooked edamame, you can add these with the soba noodles as they cook. 
Peanut butter - this recipe uses unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter. If you are using salted peanut butter I would use a bit less soy sauce when making the sauce. Do a taste test and adjust to your liking.
Keywords garlic prawns, peanut butter, peanut noodles, peanut sesame sauce