Build-Your-Own Cold Asian Noodle Bowl

Image courtesy Dawn Hutchins

Image courtesy Dawn Hutchins


  • 1 Package of brown rice noodles, cooked to package directions
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 10 oz. frozen edamame, shelled or unshelled, depending on preference, steamed to package directions
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste
  • 10 oz. frozen vegetables such as carrots and peas, steamed to package directions
  • 8 oz. snow peas, fresh or steamed, depending on preference


  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or agave
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari, soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil


  • Fresh lime wedge
  • Fresh cilantro


Preparation Instructions

  1. Toss the noodles in vegetable oil to prevent sticking and set aside to cool; sprinkle edamame with sea salt; allow all vegetables to cool.
  2.  Mix the sauce ingredients and portion into four small containers with lids.
  3. In a five-section lunch tray, place ¼ of the noodles, ¼ of the edamame, ¼ of the vegetables and ¼ of the snow peas. Place one sauce container in the fifth well. Repeat with additional trays or refrigerate remaining and repeat the following day. Top with cilantro and a lime wedge.
  4. To serve, mix ingredients together as desired.

**This recipe can easily be cut in half to make two servings.

**If you don’t have a five section tray, all ingredients can be pre-mixed into a single bowl.

**Be sure to cover the sauce well to prevent leaking.

**Noodles can be cooked and veggies can be steamed ahead of time to make morning prep easier!

Recipe by Dawn Hutchins