This recipe for Sesame Noodles quite possibly may be the quickest meal recipe I've ever shared on Kitchen Joy. The toasty, slightly spicy sauce comes together in less time than it takes to boil the water for the noodles, so stock your pantry with the ingredients and you'll be ready for a delicious, flavor-packed bowl of Sesame Noodles at a moment's notice.
Toasted Sesame Oil and Toasted Sesame Paste work together to bring the deep, nutty flavor to the sauce that will leave you craving another bowl late at night. Some fresh ginger and chili oil for a punch of spice, topped with the crunch from the peanuts and you've got a flavorful and very simple meal that's ready in no time.
Toasted Sesame Oil is readily available at many grocery stores. Toasted Sesame Paste however, also called Chinese Sesame Paste, is harder to find. It is NOT the same thing as Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds but not toasted. The flavor is quite different. I highly recommend ordering the toasted sesame paste online if you can't find it locally. You can also make your own, which I've done and it's quite easy but requires a very good blender to get the smooth consistency needed.
Toss it all together.
The only cooking necessary for this Sesame Noodles recipe is to boil the noodles. The rest of the ingredients just get tossed together for a flavor-packed lunch. Deep, nutty sesame combined with ginger, garlic, and a pop of heat from the chili oil make these simple ramen noodles something you'll be whipping up regularly.Print
Ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, and you don't even have to leave the house for take-out. These sesame noodles are packed with toasty, slightly spicy flavor, and are great served warm or cold.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4 1x
- Category: Main Course
4 3-ounce packages Ramen noodles, noodles only (no seasoning packet)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons Chinese toasted sesame paste (NOT tahini)
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Chopped roasted peanuts, for serving
Dried Szechuan pepper flakes, for serving
Bring water to boil in a large saucepan.
In a medium bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients together until smooth.
Add ramen noodles to pot, boiling for 3 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to pot.
Add sauce mixture to the pot and toss to thoroughly coat.
Serve warm or cold with chopped peanuts and pepper flakes, if desired.
Keywords: sesame noodles, cold sesame noodles