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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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: London


  • 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


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


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. (You want it to be al dente.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add drained pasta to skillet and toss in sauce for 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  • Serve sesame noodles immediately with green onions and sesame seeds or refrigerate for 2 hours to serve cold. Enjoy!



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.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1885IU | Vitamin C: 76.8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg