Cook : Sesame Noodles Recipe


Sesame noodles is one of my go to dishes for picnics because it's flavorful and holds up well while being light yet satisfying. It's also super simple to make with ingredients I pretty much always have in my pantry. This is fantastic as a side dish or a main. I like to serve it for dinner sometimes along with my Taiwanese cucumber salad as a quick and easy vegetarian meal.

Sesame Noodle Recipe (serves 4)

Ingredients:
12 oz. regular or soba noodles
2 tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. mirin (Japanese rice wine)
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. of chili oil
1 - 2 persian cucumbers, peeled and julienned to 2" strips
1 carrot, peeled and julienned to 2" strips
Optional: 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Directions:
1. Cook noodles until just tender, rinse well under cold water and drain.

2. Add 2 tbsp. water to the tahini and thin it into a slightly watery paste.
3. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, mirin, lime juice, honey and chili oil to the tahini and mix well.
4. Pour the sauce over the noodles, cucumber and carrot and toss thoroughly to coat.
5. This can be served immediately at room temperature or refrigerated for an hour or two if you prefer it chilled. It will keep up to a few days in the refrigerator. You can refresh it with a few drops of sesame oil and mirin the next day as it does tend to dry out once chilled. 

54 comments

mandy said...

Oo sounds simple & quick enough to prepare beforehand for lunch on a school day. Where do buy tahini?

Vanessa N said...

Reading this near 2am makes me want noodles...right now :(
I can already imagine how amazing/fantastic this would taste, but I'm surprised this isn't topped with toasted sesame seeds!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Yum, these look marvellous :))) I must make them soon. Have a gorgeous week doll xx

Jackie Harrison said...

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Amyboo said...

This looks absolutely deliiicious! I want some now~ ^_^

By Ana León said...

I love noodles! It looks yummy!
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happyeverafterbride said...

I love sesame oil and noodles! This one sure looks yummy and simple to throw together.

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena, I dont remember if I told you yet but Asian food is one of my fav, yum! My regret is that here in my city we havent such kind of restaurants thats why I take advantages everytime I am abroad!:) Yum your noodles looks very tasty, would love to have them now!:) Kisses dear, have a great week ahead! (ps I pin your photo!)

peonyinlove said...

This recipe sounds great and I will definitely try this out. Once I read the recipe it sounds and taste so refreshing. Thanks for sharing this.

Jane said...

looks delicious. i love everything noodles! sounds like the perfect weekend lunch!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Rowena, sesame noodles are seriously one of my favorite things!! But I've been so sad ever since my wheat allergy came back :( Maybe this will work with rice noodles? lol! Not the same...

Jessica
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Adam said...

nice noodles

Petush said...

yumm, looks delicious!
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cquek said...

That looks SO delicious

Emmylou said...

Thanks for sharing, Rowena:) My whole fam loves noodle dishes, and this sounds right up our alley:D

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh this looks yummy so glad for fall and getting cook more and make soup! I will have to try this too. Oh let me know if you want to hit some shows together in the spring I hope to have my ducks lined up by then. And hell I hope your ankle improves.

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Kim Alston said...

it looks delicious rowena! i must give this a try. light, easy and good for you! that's exactly what I'm looking for. hahaha thanks for sharing.
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worryaboutitlater bianca said...

awww they look so yummy


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Into The Blush said...

looks delish! wanna try this one.

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Jessica said...

These look so yummy!

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Bethan Wain said...

This looks so yummy! I love noodles:P

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It's great for a quick easy lunch! You can find tahini at Whole Foods and most major super markets Mandy :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I included toasted sesame seeds as a optional ingredient for garnish. I tend not to use them because they get caught in my teeth O_o

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Oh yummy!! I love sesame noodles, but I've actually never made any myself! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Milex said...

great !!!

Elle said...

I love sesame noodles, now I know how to make them! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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jeanine said...

Yum, the noodles sound so good and I can actually have all the ingredients!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Boo to your wheat allergy :( I've actually made these before with rice noodles and it's a little different but still tasty. You just have to reverse the ratio of the sesame oil and tahini to get it to taste right in that case.

Leslie said...

I can't wait to try this Rowena! I have Soba noodles in my pantry at the moment:) perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

dimitri said...

I love noodles! This looks so delicious and i want to try it.

M.E said...

Yumm Rowena!! this looks delicious!! I'm going to check out your cucumber salad now :)

Anonymous said...

Oh hmm that looks really delicious! And easy to do, nice.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

mmmhhmmm ... good!

Elle Sees said...

these look scrumptious!

Classiq said...

Something I would like to try soon. :)

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Looks yummy!! I really like to taste this wonderful dish) I like all kinds of noodle dishes!!! Gladly followed you with GFC and on Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
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Sam said...

Yumminess, I am the hugest fan of anything with noodles so I have to try this out, thanks for sharing your delicious recipe. I doubt I will find tahini paste where I live, do you think it is possible to make it myself?

Lena L said...

oh my, this sounds easy enough even for someone like me not to mention delicious!
i like sesame noodles and often order from a local Chinese restaurant but this time i will try and make some myself. ;)
thanks for your recipe.

Emma Henderson said...

These sound absolutely delicious - thank you for sharing the recipe Rowena! I love sesame.

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Oooh, I'm so excited and bookmarking now--sesame noodles is one of my all-fav things and I have never found a good recipe! Thank you for sharing :)

xo Mary Jo

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Marcela Gmd said...

Wow looks delicious!!!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, dear Rowena!
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Ceciliette said...

Im a 0 in the kitchen but this one is easy. Gotta try it.

Fashion-isha said...

YUM! I've been dieting because fashion week inspires me to try to lose some weight so this post has my mouth watering!
xo
Sharon

Cake Couture said...

I have been looking for a new soba noodle recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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Sarah said...

ooOoo these noodles look really good. i'll be trying this sometime this week since i have to cook :D

xoxo Sarah (xlicious girl)
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Helen Blas said...

DELICIOUS! You got me all hungry. :D

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've never tried to make tahini before but I would think you could make it yourself since it just consists of sesame seeds and oil.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My husband is obsessed with sesame noodles and I'm surprised I haven't made it before. Thanks for the recipe dear!


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Chic 'n Cheap Living

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You'll have to let me know how you like if you do try it Leslie :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm all about easy recipes Lena :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Do let me know how you like it if you do Sara!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

It does! I hope you'll like it if you do try it out.