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Sesame Noodles Recipe (Cold or Warm)

This Sesame Noodles recipe is a delightfully flavorful Asian dish sure to please even the pickiest eaters. It is so quick to toss noodles with a sauce made of garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and Tamari, then mix in healthy bell peppers.

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. linguini or spaghetti gluten-free
  • 3 bell peppers small, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt

Sesame Sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce gluten-free, or Tamari sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. sesame oil toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste or crushed fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar or white sugar
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic paste or Sriracha sauce

Toppings:

  • 1 bunch green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sesame seeds toasted, optional

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. (You want it to be al dente.)
  2. In a large skillet or wok over medium heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil, bell pepper slices, and ½ teaspoon salt. Sauté for 7-9 minutes, or until peppers are tender.
  3. While pepper and pasta are cooking, whisk together sesame sauce ingredients in a medium-sized bowl until combined. Add sesame sauce to skillet once peppers are cooked. Simmer sauce, while whisking occasionally, for 1 minute.
  4. Add drained pasta to skillet and toss in sauce for 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  5. Serve sesame noodles immediately with green onions and sesame seeds or refrigerate for 2 hours to serve cold. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep sesame noodles ahead of time: You can easily slice the peppers a day or two before as well as make the sauce.
  • How to store sesame noodles: Keep leftover noodles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • How to freeze sesame noodles: You can freeze this noodle dish in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 4 to 5 months. However, give it plenty of time to thaw or the noodles will break.
  • How to reheat sesame noodles: Warm the noodles back up in a skillet or wok on the stove. You can use a microwave for single servings.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Noodles Recipe (Cold or Warm)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 702mg31%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1885IU38%
Vitamin C 76.8mg93%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.