Cold peanut sesame noodles with marinated tofu

Cold peanut sesame Ramen with marinated tofu

Peanut, sesame & sambal oelek ♥️

When I think of ramen noodled, I always think of a brothy piping hot soup, but I’m loving these cold peanut sesame noodles with marinated tofu. Super flavorful, rich and satisfying. This is a great recipe to double up on and have for lunch the next day, since the flavors pop even more the next day.

Cold peanut sesame noodles with marinated tofu

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Servings: 2 servings


Peanut butter sesame sauce

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger – grated
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil


  • 270 g firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  • 100 g ramen noodles – cooked then cooled
  • 1 red bell pepper – thinly chopped
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • To make the peanut butter sesame sauce, simply whisk everything together.
  • To make the tofu, cut it into small blocks. In a small bowl combine the tofu, sesame oil, sambal oelek and soy sauce. Make sure the tofu is coated by the liquid & let sit for at least 20 minutes. Heat a large pan over medium heat & add everything from the tofu bowl (liquid and all). If it's looking dry, add some more sesame oil/soy sauce. Add the sesame seeds & shuffle everything around. Cook for about 10 minutes, flipping a few times and making sure the tofu starts to crisp.
  • To assemble bowls, toss the cold ramen noodles with the peanut sauce to coat (add as much or little peanut sauce you would like). Mix in the red pepper and cabbage. Divid between bowls, top with tofu and cilantro!

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