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!
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!
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!
ingredients you’ll need
- Noodles *I used low mein, but you can use spaghetti, linguini, or really any type of noodle you have.
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Fresh Ginger
- Chili Paste
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Oyster Sauce *optional
- Green Onions
- Sesame Seeds
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!
more easy meal recipes!
- Blackened Shrimp Tacos
- Roasted Squash and Apple Soup with Andouille Sausage
- Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil
Cold Sesame Noodles
- large pot
- small bowl
- large bowl
- 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
- 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.