15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles are ready in a flash and full of flavor! Inspired by takeout, this is an ideal quick dinner that’s full of nourishing ingredients like crunchy vegetables and protein-rich edamame. Since it’s totally customizable as well, this will be a new favorite!
NOTE: I am not expert in Chinese or Sichuan cuisine, so this is not an authentic recipe. I am merely drawing inspiration from flavors I enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about this dish’s history, click here.
Background on this Sesame Noodles Recipe
Sesame noodles have existing in multiple cultures for thousands of years. They have origins in Sichuan cuisine. One common recipe for cold sesame noodles was invented by chef Yu Fa Tang, originally from Taiwan.
-Long pasta (like spaghetti or fettuccini) or noodles (ramen, rice, or glass)
-Soy sauce (or coconut aminos for gluten-free)
-Red pepper flakes
-Juice of one lime
-Edamame and/or peas
-Crunchy veggies of choice, like carrots, kale, peppers, or cabbage
Sesame noodles are delicious when served hot right off the stove and also cold, once chilled in the fridge like a pasta salad. I enjoy them both ways!
How to Customize 15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles
- If you like things spicy, add some extra red pepper flakes or hot sauce.
- To add more protein, try some roasted cashews, broiled tofu, or even tempeh.
- Any long shape noodle/pasta will work in this recipe, so I’ve listed a few options below. If you need something without gluten, be sure to check for purely buckwheat soba noodles.
I hope you enjoy these simple yet delicious sesame noodles! Please let me know in the comments or on Instagram if you give them a try.
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