healthy sweet and spicy noodles! 

This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Noodles is the perfect balance of heat and sweet. Hey, that rhymes! Something about noodles, especially “stir-fried”, makes for a hearty and cozy dinner that reminds me of takeout. I particularly love this dish on cooler days because it has a little kick to it.

These Sweet and Spicy Noodles come together in about 20 minutes, and are made with a handful of simple ingredients–7 to be exact. The recipe itself is a basic noodle stir fry recipe, but without the added processed oil and without the gluten! We’re using rice noodles and gluten-free soy sauce to keep it gluten-free friendly for my wheat intolerant friends. You can build on this recipe and add in your favourite veg of choice, or keep it simple with a little bit of kale. Plant protein additions highly recommended, too!

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the details

  • This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free and made with only 7 ingredients.
  • You can get creative with your add-ins, or choose to keep it simple. Almost all veg will pair deliciously with this sweet and spicy sauce.
  • If you’d like to make this recipe in advance, you can freeze or refrigerate and re-heat with a splash of water in a frying pan to soften. It makes for a delicious and quick lunch though, so I’d recommend enjoying on the spot!
  • For those with mixed eaters (e.g. some vegan, some omnivorous), you can make these sweet and spicy noodles as a base and add-in toppings of choice later. This is a recipe that would frequently be made when I was growing up as the only vegan in the household–I’d grab my portion before my family added in whatever else they liked. Very versatile, like I said! 🙂

secrets to success

To make sure this recipe is gluten-free but tastes like it isn’t, I used gluten-free soy sauce. It tastes like the original but instead of a wheat base, uses a rice base instead. If you’re not allergic to gluten, of course you can feel free to use regular soy sauce too!

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The most important component of a noodle dish is the noodles, in my opinion! Texture is everything, so make sure you cook them according to package directions. I used this wide rice noodle and all I had to do was soak them in warm water as I prepped my ingredients.

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7-Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Noodles (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x


Healthy, 7-ingredient sweet and spicy noodles. Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, nut free and oil-free.


  • 12 servings rice noodles, roughly 4oz (or gluten free noodles of choice)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small dried chili sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 handful baby kale (can sub spinach or regular kale)
  • 3 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar, maple syrup or sweetener of choice, more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • sesame seeds
  • chopped green onion


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat. Once hot, add minded garlic and dried chili, cooking for a few minutes until fragrant with a splash of water, veggie broth or neutral oil if desired. Add baby kale and cook until slightly wilted.
  3. Next add gluten-free soy sauce and coconut sugar, and stir with a spatula to combine. Add cooked noodles and toss to coat, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Garnish with sliced green onion, and additional dried chili if desired!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: main dishes

Keywords: noodles, dinner, stir fry, asian, gluten free, spicy

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BY Remy • October 19, 2019

7-Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Noodles (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

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