Dan Dan Noodles

Quick and easy but tasty side dish.  Originally found on Pinterest


  • 8 ounces spaghetti (1/2 std box)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 9 ounces mushrooms finely chopped
  • handful baby spinach
  • 3 stalks scallions finely chopped
  • 2 small cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced or grated
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons hot chili oil (or paste) or less if you don’t like it too spicy
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  •  salt as needed


Boil noodles and drain.  Set aside.

Chop all veggies.

In a larger pot, heat oil and saute celery and mushrooms.

Blend all sauce ingredients.  Add a small bit of water if needed to allow blender to work.

Pour sauce into pot with mushrooms and celery.  Add green onions. Stir and simmer for a minute.

Add noodles to pot and stir to coat.  Add in fresh spinach.  Stir to wilt spinach.

Serve.  Garnish with more green onions.  Optionally add some crushed peanuts, cilantro.