These spicy and savory garlic chili oil noodles are easy to make and packed with amazing flavor.
I love this recipe because it's so quick and easy to make!
It takes just 15 minutes to prep, cook, and serve, and I already have most of the ingredients in my pantry or fridge, making this a great last minute meal.
The rice noodles in this dish are tossed in a spicy homemade chili garlic sauce, and are sure to impress your entire dinner table.
Rice Noodles: This recipe calls for rice noodles, but you can use any type of noodle that you might have on hand.
Chili Garlic Sauce: This spicy sauce is the heart of this recipe. The spicy flavor comes from this sauce so don't omit this part of the recipe.
If it's a bit too spicy for your liking, try using half of the chili garlic sauce.
Soy Sauce: I used regular soy sauce but you can use low sodium soy sauce, tamari sauce, or coconut aminos.
Ginger: I prefer to use freshly grated ginger. The ginger adds so much fresh flavor to this recipe, we want it to be as fresh as possible.
Sesame Oil and Olive Oil: The oil for this recipe is super important for both flavor and texture.
Lime Juice: Use fresh lime juice if possible, you can omit this ingredient if necessary.
Maple Syrup: The syrup brightens up this dish and balances all of the spicy flavor with a little sweetness. Do not omit the maple syrup, you can swap it out for brown sugar or agave nectar if necessary.
Garlic: Use freshly minced garlic if possible.
See recipe card below for quantities.
This is one of my favorite easy vegan pasta recipes because it is made in about 15 minutes and so simple to throw together.
Cook your noodles according to the package instructions.
While the noodles cook, mix all of the remaining ingredients together to form your sauce, see the recipe card below for the full chili garlic sauce recipe.
Drain the pasta after cooking and return it to the pot. Toss the noodles in the sauce, let it cool slightly, before garnishing and serving.
Substitutions and Additions
If you want to make this chili garlic noodles recipe gluten-free, choose a gluten-free pasta and swap out the soy sauce for either tamari sauce or coconut aminos.
This recipe can be a bit spicy for some folks, but it's easy to turn the heat down. Simply use half the amount (or even less if you want) of the chili garlic sauce when combining the ingredients for the sauce.
Some optional but delicious toppings for these chilli garlic noodles are: crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, cilantro, or sliced green onions. Add right before serving.
If you enjoyed this spicy garlic noodles recipe, be sure to share it with a friend and try these plant based recipes next:
Chili Garlic Noodles
- ½ pound rice noodles
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions.
- While the noodles cook, prep and mix together all remaining ingredients for the sauce.
- When the pasta has finished cooking, drain the noodles, return them to the pot, and toss them in the sauce.
- Let cool slightly before serving.