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Shrimp noodle bowl in a white bowl on a white background.

Shrimp Noodle Bowls with Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • Author: Ally Milligan
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


Shrimp noodle bowls with spicy peanut dressing: a gluten-free summer favorite that’s easy to meal prep. Made with healthy brown rice noodles or zucchini noodles and topped with peanuts and cilantro.



Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • 5 tablespoons smooth, natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 small minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1/4 cup warm water


  • 10 oz brown rice noodles or 5 cups zucchini noodles
  • 5 large handfuls thinly sliced cabbage
  • 20 cooked shrimp
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into slices
  • 10 tablespoons roasted peanuts or cashews, coarsely chopped


  1. Make the dressing. In a bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well combined.
  2. Cook the noodles. Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions or make the zucchini noodles.

  3. Prep the remaining ingredients. Slice the cabbage, dice the cucumbers and bell peppers, remove the cilantro leaves from their stems, and coarsely chop the peanuts or cashews.

  4. Pack the bowls. Divide the rice noodles between five meal prep containers. Top with equal amounts of prepped cabbage, cucumber, and bell peppers. Add four shrimp and 1-2 lime slices to each container. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Keep the spicy peanut dressing in a separate container until ready to use. When ready to eat, drizzle with sauce, a squeeze of lime, and top with 2 tablespoons of the roasted peanuts or cashews.


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Keywords: shrimp noodle bowls, gluten-free noodle bowls, peanut dressing