Cucumber ramen bowl with spicy peanut sauce Cucumber ramen bowl with spicy peanut sauce

This refreshing noodle dish requires minimal cooking and is full of vibrant flavours.


Serves 4


20 minutes



  • ½ cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbs low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground chilli paste
  • Juice of ½ large lime, freshly squeezed
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled
  • 3 spring onions, coarsely chopped
  • ¹⁄³ cup carrot matchsticks
  • ½ large red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 dried ramen blocks
  • ½ medium jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced, for topping (optional)
  • Sesame seeds, for topping (optional)


To prepare the peanut sauce, place all ingredients in a bowl; stir to blend. Add 4–5 tbs warm water, 1 tbs at a time, until sauce reaches the desired consistency.
To prepare the salad, peel the cucumbers into long ribbon-like slices using a vegetable peeler. Do not discard the middle section; finely chop it. Place cucumber in a medium bowl along with the other vegetables. Stir gently to combine.
Prepare ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Add the noodles to the salad and gently toss. Drizzle with peanut sauce. Top with jalapeño and sesame seeds, if desired.

Originally published in The Costco Connection, Sep/Oct 2021. Pick up the latest copy at your local warehouse or read it online.