Sesame Udon Salad with Snow Peas (Vegan)

Sharon Palmer

Call upon a traditional Asian cooking flair to power your meals with potent flavor and health. Packed with a variety of flavors, textures, and colors, this easy Japanese-inspired Sesame Udon Salad with Snow Peas can be whipped up in mere minutes. It’s an excellent dish to tote along to a potluck or to the office in your lunch box. As the flavors meld together, it’s even better the next day.


Sesame Udon Salad with Snow Peas (Vegan)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Call upon traditional Asian cooking flair to power your meals with the potent flavor and health of this easy, plant-based Sesame Udon Salad.




  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the udon noodles and cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes (according to package directions). Place in a colander and rinse with cold water, draining off the liquid.
  2. In a small dish, make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, orange juice, agave nectar, soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper.
  3. Transfer the rinsed, cooled noodles to a large mixing bowl. Add the dressing and toss with the noodles. Add the snow peas, carrot, and green onions and toss again. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  4. Chill until serving time.


Variations: Add 8 ounces of cubed tofu (pressed, for best results) or one 15-ounce can (1 ¾ cup) of drained and rinsed, no salt added beans, such as adzuki or kidney, in step 3.

Use rice noodles instead of udon noodles to make this gluten-free.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 315 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Keywords: vegan salad, sesame salad, vegan asian salad

For other Asian-style plant-based dishes, check out these recipes:

Shanghai Snow Pea Seitan Stir-Fry with Brown Rice
Grilled Spicy Asian Tofu
Grilled Lemon Cilantro Shishito Peppers


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