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Maui Noodle Bowl

Maui Noodle Bowl inspired by A'A Roots

You'll love my Maui Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce inspired by my trip to Hawaii and the fresh fare at my favorite local restaurant in Maui.


Family friendly, plant-based recipes with six ingredients or less


On July 1st, 2017 my family and I boarded the airplane for Hawaii. My mom has a timeshare there and thought she never return after my dad passed away. After years of planning we finally pulled the trip off to take this epic vacation together. The sites were amazing, the waterfalls, the beaches, and the rain forest on the road to Hana.

Possibly my favorite thing was the fresh, delicious foods – which shocked me because I knew the majority of their foods are imported.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Our food tour of Maui started with a sunset dinner cruise where I sampled a delicious grilled tofu drizzled with miso sauce and a side of local, purple sweet potatoes and veggies.

Sunset Dinner Cruise, Maui, Hawaii
Tofu option on Sunset Dinner Cruise Maui

We dined at a fabulous sushi restaurant called Sansei in Kapalua.

I loved their roasted vegetable rolls and their avocado roll with pine nuts! That will definitely be next on my to do list. We managed to get there early for the early-bird special and everything was 25% off!

Sushi from Sansei in Kapalua

The beautiful Hana Highway Tour

If you ever go to Maui this is a must-do. My husband rented a lifted jeep, with the top off we wound our way through the rain-forests of Maui. One of our first stops was to sample some of the delicious banana bread along the way. As we snacked, we hiked up to some beautiful waterfalls and down to some of the incredible beaches, black sand and crystal-clear waters.

Lifted Jeep Rental in Maui
View on the Road to Hana in Maui Hawaii
Waterfall on the Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Black Sand Beach on the Road to Hana in Maui Hawaii

The Feast at Lele luau

Full disclosure – I wasn’t interested in going to a luau, but my mom said she really wanted to do it. We each got to schedule an activity, so this was her thing. Upon arrival we were offered a Mai Thai with fresh flowers or a non-alcoholic juice along with a lei of fresh flowers. The view was spectacular and once they started the entertainment, it went by so fast, we decided we wished there’d been even more dancing.

Thankfully they didn’t walk out with a big dead pig like they do at many of the luaus, though they did offer their Kahlua Pork. They offered a few vegetarian dishes and the samples that I could eat were delicious – overall it ended up being one of my favorite activities of the trip.

Feast at Lele Luau, Maui, Hawaii

a’a Roots

Upon the recommendation of a long time blogging friend that lives in the area, Amanda. You can find her beautiful photos on Instagram at Maui Mandy. She suggested a little hole in the wall restaurant called a’a Roots. They source their food locally and everything was plant-based.

Tofu Kale Salad at a'a Roots, Maui, Hawaii
Noodle Bowl at a'a Roots, Maui, Hawaii

Noodle Bar

As soon as I sampled their soba noodle bowl and their naked summer bowl I knew I would re-create them when I got home. Since my daughter had a friend over I decided to turn this into a noodle bar!

You might’ve heard me mention my love of bars in the past. Salad bars, avocado toast bars, potato bars, pasta bars – you name it.

When you’re feeding kids are a big crowd you can’t go wrong with a bar. By turning this Maui Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce into a “bar”, the girls got to create their own bowls and I got to sample a little bit of everything. That we have peanut sauce listed here. You can easily use tahini for peanut allergies! In fact we’ve done that and it is absolutely delicious!

Build Your Own Noodles, Noodle Bar

This Maui Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce is fresh, satisfying, cool for the summer heat and packs lots of flavor with the peanut sauce.

Maui Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce

Maui Noodle Bowl

Serves 6

Inspired by a trip to Maui - the Maui Noodle Bowl celebrates the fresh flavors of Hawaii!

Maui Noodle Bowl
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For the Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup water

Juice 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp agave

salt, to taste

For the Noodle Bowl Bar Options

Brown rice noodles, cooked to package directions (we added a bit of sesame oil to prevent sticking)

Shredded red cabbage

Spring mix

Sliced radishes

Shredded carrots

Green onions

Red onion

Fresh mint

Fresh cilantro

Edamame or black beans

Black sesame seeds

Fresh lime


  1. Spoon noodles into a bowl; top with favorite toppings.

  2. Blend or whisk the peanut sauce ingredients; pour 2 Tbsp over each serving and mix well.

By Dawn Hutchins

Nutrition Facts Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230.3

Total Fat 6.9 g

Saturated Fat 1.6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g

Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Sodium 101.0 mg

Potassium 278.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate 37.5 g

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 6.9 g

Vitamin A 70.8 %

Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

Vitamin B-6 6.4 %

Vitamin C 25.4 %

Vitamin D 0.0 %

Vitamin E 6.8 %

Calcium 4.3 %

Copper 5.4 %

Folate 16.6 %

Iron 5.1 %

Magnesium 7.1 %

Manganese 18.7 %

Niacin 9.6 %

Pantothenic Acid 2.3 %

Phosphorus 7.6 %

Riboflavin 4.0 %

Selenium 1.6 %

Thiamin 5.2 %

Zinc 4.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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