Cold Vegan Chinese Sesame Noodles Recipe

Sesame Noodles
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 4 Servings

If you like Thai peanut sauce, try these similar vegan recipe for sesame noodles. Add a few diced veggies if you like, such as broccoli, snow peas or bell pepper. Scroll down for more vegetarian and vegan Chinese and noodle recipes to try.

Be sure you use rice stick noodles and a gluten-free and wheat-free soy sauce (such as tamari) if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound rice stick noodles
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil + 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tbsp. cooking sherry or rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger (minced or grated)
  • 3 green onions, sliced

How to Make It

  1. Cook noodles in water for just a few minutes, so they are just beginning to soften but are not yet all the way cooked. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the noodles in 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, stirring frequently. Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until noodles are soft. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl or blender, whisk or blend together the 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, peanut butter, water, soy sauce, tahini, sherry or rice vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and ginger. Toss this mixture with the noodles.
  1. Stir in the green onions.

Chill before serving, if desired.

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