Cold Sesame Noodles

cold sesame noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles are the perfect easy weekday meal. With a creamy sauce featuring tahini, these noodles come together super fast, and you can make them in bulk to keep in the fridge!

cold sesame noodles

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During the recent winter storm, our power was supposed to go out. We have an electric stove, so that meant there would be no cooking. What that also meant was that I needed to bulk make some Cold Sesame Noodles, just in case we actually did lose power. We never ended up losing power, but I was still stoked I had a ton of noodles to munch on for a couple of days. These Cold Sesame Noodles are such an easy dish to make, no matter if it’s for an emergency or not, you are going to be super glad you made them!

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tips for making cold sesame noodles

They taste best after sitting in the sauce for at least an hour.

Use these noodles in a stir fry! They are perfectly tasty reheated in a wok. Heat some oil in a pan, add some garlic, shrimp, these noodles and you’ve got yourself a tasty shrimp stir fry.

You can use basically any type of noodle you have on hand. Spaghetti noodles go just as well with this sauce as the low mein noodles I used in this recipe.

Double this recipe to make these in bulk to stash in your fridge as a quick and easy snack!

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ingredients you’ll need

how to make cold sesame noodles

Cook noodles according to package. Drain, rinse, transfer to a large bowl and set aside. In a separate small bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sugar, chili paste, rice wine vinegar, tahini and oyster sauce together until well combined. Pour sauce over noodles and mix until all noodles are coated. Mix in broccoli, and store in refrigerator. When serving, top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

how to toast sesame seeds

Toasting sesame seeds is SO easy to do, and it really adds a great depth of flavor to pretty much any dish you would use sesame seeds on. To toast the sesame seeds, add them to a DRY pan (no oil!) over medium heat. Shake and stir every now and then until you see them starting to brown. Once they start to brown, keep a close eye on them and stir more frequently. They will be done soon after that, and then they are ready to go on top of these tasty cold sesame noodles!

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Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles are the perfect easy weekday meal. With a creamy sauce utilizing tahini, these noodles come together super fast, and you can make them in bulk to keep in the fridge!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cold sesame noodles, noodles, sesame noodles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cost $5

Equipment

  • large pot
  • small bowl
  • large bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 pound noodles *see notes
  • 1 large head broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce **optional
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted ***see notes

Instructions

  • Cook noodles according to package. Drain, rinse, transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sugar, chili paste, rice wine vinegar, tahini and oyster sauce together until well combined.
  • Pour sauce over noodles and mix until all noodles are coated. Mix in broccoli, and store in refrigerator. When serving, top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

Notes

*You can use whatever noodles you have on hand. For this recipe I used low mein, but spaghetti, linguini, or even angel hair would go well also.
**Oyster sauce just adds a salty sweetness to the mix, but it is perfectly fine to leave this out if you don’t have any.
***See above in the post for how to toast sesame seeds!
be nice and stay weird -jenny

16 thoughts on “Cold Sesame Noodles

  1. Made this last week and oh my God I’m obsessed! I literally kept going back to the fridge to eat some out of the big bowl I made! 100% recommend this and will be eating this alot in the future 🤤 also finally a recipe with a proper amount of seasoning and garlic in it! ^^

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