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These spicy chili garlic noodles are fast, incredibly flavorful, and vegan. They’re super easy – this dish is ready in under 15 minutes!

easy chili garlic noodles on a plate with chopsticks with two lime wedges

I love creating fast and tasty meals like this one. An entire meal made from scratch and ready in 15 minutes is a definite time-saver for those busy weeknights where you just want something hot on the table without much effort.

Love easy noodle recipes? You may also like my buttery garlic ginger noodles, these garlic lime cashew zoodles, my vegan rice noodles, or my soba noodles with a peanut sauce!

skillet with chili garlic noodles and tongs

I will warn you that these noodles are fiery. I couldn’t eat a whole bowl with the recipe as written, but this blog also isn’t about me… it’s about food that more people than just me can enjoy!

If you want it milder (I used the full 3 tbsp of sriracha both times I tested this recipe), I suggest reducing the sriracha to about a tablespoon or so and upping the hoisin sauce and lime juice. You will get a slightly different flavor overall, but it also won’t set you mouth on fire quite the same way. So, if you like it hot, you’ve found the right recipe! 😉

plate of chili garlic noodles

I really like soba noodles (or buckwheat noodles as they’re sometimes called). They’re very easy to cook (it only takes about 3-4 minutes!) and they happen to be vegan too. I don’t make them too often, but I think they’re a good thing to keep in the pantry for when you fancy an Asian-inspired noodle dish.

Want to add a little protein to this dish? Shrimp or chicken would work well.

plate of chili garlic noodles and scallions

Will you try this chili garlic noodles recipe?

Let me know in the comments below!

These spicy chili garlic noodles are fast, incredibly flavorful, and vegan. They're super easy - this dish is ready in under 15 minutes!
4.91 from 10 votes

Chili Garlic Noodles

These spicy chili garlic noodles are fast, incredibly flavorful, and vegan. They're super easy - this dish is ready in under 15 minutes!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 6.4 ounces soba noodles (I used half a package - anything around 6 oz. will work)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Scallions chopped, to taste
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • Boil a pot of water and cook the soba noodles according to package directions (it only takes about 3-4 minutes to cook the noodles, so have everything else ready to go before you put them in the water).
  • Add the oil, soy sauce, sriracha, hoisin sauce, lime juice, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a skillet on medium-high heat. Cook it for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until it's warmed through and the garlic is fragrant. Take it off the heat and then drain the soba noodles and toss with the sauce. Add salt & pepper if desired. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with extra lime wedges if desired. Serve immediately - the noodles stick together the longer you leave them.

Notes

  • This dish is pretty spicy. If you want it milder and sweeter, I recommend reducing the sriracha and upping the hoisin sauce.
  • Use low-sodium soy sauce if you're concerned with the salt content.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 1824mg, Potassium: 303mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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35 Comments

  1. Kathryn Barnes says:

    5 stars
    Wow! So easy and delicious. I only used 1/4 of the sriracha and 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes because I was scared of the heat and it worked out well for my family that prefers a lower spice level but full flavor. My brother is making it as directed. Oh, and I used reduced sodium soy sauce and it was fine. Very good recipe. Thank you!

    1. Natasha says:

      I am so happy that you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for leaving a comment! 🙂

  2. Kevin says:

    Made it. Awesome. Gonna try to add Tofu and veggies next time too.

    1. Natasha says:

      Great!! So glad you liked it. Those would be great additions.

  3. Vanessa says:

    5 stars
    I seriously love this dish! I’ve made it about 3 times now. So fast and easy and absolutely flavorful.

    1. Natasha says:

      Yay! I am so happy to hear that, Vanessa. Thanks for leaving a comment! 🙂

  4. Laurie says:

    4 stars
    This was very fun to make! Followed directions to a ‘T’ and while it was so so good, we did add some cucumber to it to off set the heat. Was a great add. Wonder how to duplicate but reduce the sodium?? Ty for sharing and look forward to trying your other recipes 🙂 !

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Laurie!! So glad you guys liked it. Cucumber sounds like a great addition! You could try using low-sodium soy sauce.

    2. Ich says:

      Use timari instead of soy sauce or low salt soy

  5. lindsay Cotter says:

    5 stars
    well you know i love fiery noodles. BRING IT ON!

    1. Natasha says:

      😀

  6. Jennifer Farley says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love the flavors here!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!!

  7. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

    Literally love love love!!!!!

    1. Natasha says:

      Yay!!

  8. Leigh Ann says:

    Love a easy meal like this that is also full of flavor!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!!

  9. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    This is just the quick kind of dinner i’m looking for lately Natasha! The spicier the better!

    1. Natasha says:

      Excellent!! Thank you 🙂

  10. Matt Robinson says:

    Love how quickly this comes together. And I’m all for fiery!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Matt!!