Sesame Noodles with an amazing Asian peanut sauce are easy to make at home, you only need 20 minutes, and they taste even better than takeout! They are great served warm or cold!
We don’t do takeout very often because we love cooking and have found that we can make our favorite takeout dishes at home…and our versions always taste better. Plus, our dishes are healthier and we always save time and money. Time? Yes, because by the time you drive to pick up the food and come home, you could have made dinner at home. For example, this Sesame Noodle recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and these noodles are WAY better than any noodles I have ever ordered at a restaurant.
Easy Sesame Noodles
This easy sesame noodle recipe comes from Chef Chloe’s new cookbook, Chloe Flavor, and they are the BEST sesame noodles. The Asian peanut sauce is AMAZING! So amazing you will probably want to drink it before you even pour it over the noodles.
The sesame noodle sauce is made with:
- sesame oil
- tamari or soy sauce
- seasoned rice vinegar
- peanut butter
- brown sugar
- fresh ginger
I don’t know about you, but I always have these ingredients on hand, so no need to go to the grocery store for this recipe! And if you don’t have these ingredients in your kitchen, make sure you go buy them ASAP because you are going to want to make these sesame noodles every week. And pro tip-we always keep fresh ginger in our freezer in a small freezer bag. It is easy to grate when it is frozen and it lasts longer!
You make the sauce in a blender and it blends up in no time! So simple!
What Kind of Noodles Do You Use to Make Sesame Noodles?
You also need noodles to make sesame noodles, obviously, and you can use a few different kinds.
- Udon-thick wheat noodles that are soft, chewy, and neutral in flavor so they go well with any sauce, preferably strong sauces that will give them lots of flavor…like sesame noodles. They can be found at most grocery stores in the Asian aisle.
- Soba-noodles made from buckwheat flour that have a nutty flavor. Dried soba are usually dark brown-gray in color and look similar to spaghetti. They usually come in a package, wrapped in bundles. They can be found in most grocery stores in the Asian aisle.
- Ramen–Ramen -ramen noodles are thin and chewy noodles that have a little curl to them. You can cheat and use Ramen noodles in the package, you know the staple food for college students, just throw away the seasoning packet.
- Linguine or Spaghetti-you can also use standard linguine noodles or spaghetti noodles. Almost everyone always has these noodles in the pantry!
If you need the recipe to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free noodles! All of the noodles will cook for different amounts of time so make sure you follow the package directions. Rinse the noodles in cold water after they are done cooking.
After you combine the noodles of your choice with the sauce, garnish with sliced scallions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds. The crunch from the peanuts really makes the dish, don’t skip the peanuts! You can also add cilantro, basil, or Thai basil if you wish!
The sesame noodles are good warm or cold. Leftover cold sesame noodles are SO good. I always look forward to eating cold sesame noodles right out of the Tupperware the next day. You can eat sesame noodles with chopsticks or a fork, they taste good either way!
What Do you Serve with Sesame Noodles?
Sesame noodles are good served on their own, they make a great quick and easy dinner. They only take 2o minutes to make! YAY! You can also serve sesame noodles as a side dish to any Asian meal.
If you want to bulk up the sesame noodles you can serve them with:
- Veggies (roasted broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms)
These simple sesame noodles are now a staple at our house and I bet you will love them too! Make them TODAY! And make sure you check out Chloe Flavor. This cookbook is filled with flavorful vegan recipes that will blow your mind. We have made several and ALL have been winners!
If you like these Sesame Noodles, check out:
- Honey Sesame Chicken
- Asian Quinoa Salad
- Asian Cucumber Salad
- Asian Kale Salad
- Cucumber Noodles with Peanut Sauce
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- Total Time
- 20 minutes
- 10 ounces udon noodles can use soba or spaghetti
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup tamari or lite soy sauce
- 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- Half a garlic clove
- 2 teaspoons sriracha plus more to taste
- Toppings: chopped roasted peanuts thinly sliced scallions, sesame seeds
Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer noodles to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine the sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and sriracha. Blend until smooth. Add more sriracha, to taste, if desired.
Add the sauce to the pot with the noodles. Toss to coat; taste and adjust seasoning. Top each serving with peanuts, scallions, and sesame seeds.
Note-use gluten-free noodles and gluten-free tamari to make it gluten-free.