Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Easy Sesame Noodles

Skip the take-out! If you are looking for fast and healthy food, it doesn't get much easier than this. I like to make this recipe for Easy Sesame Noodles for my husband and I for a light and quick lunch. This recipe makes 2 generous portions. You can easily double it to feed more. If you would like to add more protein to it, toss in some cooked edamame or chicken (for the meat eaters in your life.)

Easy Sesame Noodles
((Printable Recipe))


6 ounces thin spaghetti, cooked and drained (or rice noodles)
2 tablespoons soy or tamari sauce
2 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons natural peanut butter
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Sriracha or garlic chili sauce
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil*
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 green onion, thinly sliced
Optional veggies: 1/2 cup frozen peas or edamame


1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. If you are adding in the optional frozen vegetables, add them to the cooking pasta and drain together.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, peanut butter, Sriracha, and canola oil.

3. Add the drained pasta (and veggies) to the sauce. Toss to coat well. Add in the sliced green onion and sesame seeds. Toss and serve.

Serves 2.

*For the oil: Do not try and skimp out on the extra oil here. I have tried omitting it and the sauce will not stick and coat the noodles. You can drop down to about a tablespoon, but do not go any lower than that. I have also tried adding extra sesame oil in place of the canola/vegetable oil and that throws the flavor balance off too much.



  1. I make something similar! I find I can use less oil if I scramble an egg into the noodles on a low heat as I add the noodles to the sauce. Good for quick nights

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