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yum yum noodles
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4.89 from 9 votes

Yum Yum Noodles

Served hot or cold, yum yum noodles are yummy. Rice noodles and vegetables are tossed in a vegan yum yum sauce and garnished with Thai basil. Add raw vegetables for a cold version of this noodle bowl or grilled vegetables and tofu for a hot noodle bowl.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409kcal


Cold Yum Yum Noodles

  • 16 ounces Rice Noodles or noodles of choice
  • ½ cup white cabbage shredded
  • ½ cup purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 small green zucchini julienned
  • 1 small yellow summer squash julienned
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • cup chopped Thai basil
  • Optional Additions: Add mame, cucumbers, or daikon radishes

Hot yum yum noodles

  • 16 ounces Rice Noodles or noodles of choice
  • 16 ounces baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 white onion cut into slivers
  • 1 small green zucchini cut in half lengthwise then slice into ½ inch slices
  • 1 small yellow summer squash cut in half lengthwise, then slice into ½ inch slices
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into similar sized pieces as the zucchini and summer squash
  • cup chopped Thai basil
  • Optional Additions: Add mame (shelled edamame cucumbers, or daikon radishes

Vegetable Marinade for Grilled Vegetables

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • cup rice vinegar
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root


  • ¾ cup cashew vegan mayo or vegan mayo of choice
  • 1 teaspoon organic tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Cold Yum Yum Noodles

  • Cook noodles according to packaged instructions.
  • Immediately transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water until cool to the touch.
  • If you plan to eat yum yum noodles hot, skip step 2.
  • Place cold noodles in a large bowl.
  • Add vegetables to noodles.
  • Pour sauce over noodles, and toss gently.
  • Garnish with Thai basil or cilantro if you prefer.

Grilled Vegetable Marinade

  • Combine all the ingredients in a high -speed blnder.
  • Blend and pour over vegetables in an air-tight container.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours.

Hot Yum Yum Noodle Bowl

  • Pre-heat a grill to 400 degrees.
  • Place marinated vegetables in a grill basket.
  • Cook for 20 minutes; tossing the vegetables in the grill basket every 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cook noodles according to package instructions.
  • Transfer to a medium sizes skillet or wok
  • Heat pan to medium-low
  • Add yum yum sauce
  • Toss noodles until heated through
  • Add a small amount of water if the sauce thickens when heated (¼ cup at a time until sauce is thin enough to coat noodles.


  • If using tofu, marinate overnight.
  • Grill, bake, air fry, or cook the tofu in a skillet.
  • Serve on top of the yum yum noodles and vegetables.


  • Choose any noodle preferred
  • Yum yum, noodles are wonderful served plain with only the sauce. 
  • Or, grill or saute the veggies and serve this yum yum noodle recipe hot
  • Add grilled, baked, or air-fried tofu for extra protein. I suggest preparing it ahead of time. 
  • Sprinkle with peanuts or wasabi peas
  • Serve hot or cold


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 189g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 1235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4261IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 7mg