Vegetarian Noodle Bowl

Vegetarian Vemicelli


For the Noodles and Vegetables:

  • 8 ounces (225g) rice noodles or soba noodles
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, or green)
  • 1 cup snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or cashews (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or another hot sauce (optional)


  1. Cook the Noodles:
    • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the rice noodles or soba noodles and cook according to the package instructions until they are tender but still firm to the bite. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • While the noodles are cooking, prepare the vegetables. Shred the carrots, slice the bell peppers and cucumber, trim the snap peas, and shred the purple cabbage. Chop the green onions, cilantro, and mint (if using).
  3. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce (or tamari), lime juice, rice vinegar, honey (or maple syrup), sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, and Sriracha (if using). Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Assemble the Noodle Bowl:
    • In a large bowl, combine the cooked and cooled noodles with the prepared vegetables. Pour the dressing over the top and toss everything together until well-coated.
  5. Serve:
    • Divide the noodle and vegetable mixture among serving bowls. Garnish with chopped green onions, cilantro, mint, and nuts. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.


  • Feel free to customize this noodle bowl with your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand.
  • For added protein, you can include tofu, edamame, or chickpeas.
  • This dish can be served cold or at room temperature, making it perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
  • If you prefer a warmer meal, you can lightly sauté the vegetables before adding them to the noodles.

Enjoy your delicious Vegetarian Noodle Bowl with its fresh, vibrant flavors and nutritious ingredients!