Spicy Peanut Noodles & Kale

Can you cook noodles? Do you know how to chop chilli and garlic? Do you just LOVE peanut butter, like me? Then you’ll love this dish. It tastes really exciting but requires the minimum amount of effort – perfect for a lazy week night!

Kale Noodles 2

This dish has so much to shout about. Kale is the ultimate green leafy vegetable and is best cooked lightly for a minimal amount of time to retain its nutrients. I’ve talked about some of the wonderful health benefits of kale before and I could go on all day. Chilli, garlic and orange are all good for our immune system and will help prevent/clear up a cold, and peanut butter… well apart from the fact it’s just awesome, it’s also full of healthy fat and protein. That sounds like a winning dish to me! And did I mention that it only takes 15 minutes to make?

I used brown rice noodles because they’re naturally gluten free, but feel free to use other noodles in their place. Spinach also works well instead of or alongside kale.

Easy Noodles with Spicy Peanut Kale (VE, GF)

Makes: 4 servings
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Kale Noodles


  • 400g brown rice or buckwheat noodles
  • 600g fresh curly kale, stalks removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red chillies, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 3 tbsp good quality peanut butter (no added sugar/salt)


  1. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium heat in a heavy-based saucepan with a couple of tablespoons of water, then add the garlic and chilli.
  3. Mix together the orange juice, tamari and peanut butter until thoroughly combined and add to the pan, followed by the kale. Stir to coat the kale in the sauce, then put the lid on and steam for 2 minutes until the kale is just cooked.
  4. Serve the noodles in a big bowl with kale on top.



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