15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles are ready in a flash and full of flavor! Inspired by takeout, this is a quick vegan dinner that’s full of nourishing ingredients like crunchy vegetables and protein-rich edamame.
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.
What ingredients do you need to make sesame ginger noodles?
-Long pasta (like spaghetti or fettuccini) or noodles (ramen, rice, or glass) -Soy sauce (or coconut aminos for gluten-free) -Sesame oil -Fresh ginger -Fresh garlic -Red pepper flakes -Juice of one lime -Edamame and/or peas -Crunchy veggies of choice, like carrots, kale, peppers, or cabbage
Do you eat sesame noodles hot or cold?
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.
15-Minute Sesame Ginger Noodles are ready in a flash and full of flavor! Inspired by takeout, they’re an ideal quick dinner that’s full of nourishing ingredients. Totally customizable as well, this will be a new favorite.
10oz long pasta of choice* (note that this is not one entire box)
1/2cup soy sauce, coconut aminos, or tamari
1 TBS sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger or 1 TBS grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
Juice of one lime
1/2cup edamame and 1/2 cup peas, thawed if frozen
2cups sliced cabbage and/or kale
2 carrots, shaved into ribbons
Sesame seeds and cilantro, for serving
Prepare noodles per package directions.
While noodles are cooking, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and lime juice, Drain noodles, add back to pot, and pour sauce over. Stir in vegetables of choice. Top with sesame seeds and cilantro. Eat warm or cold.
*Spaghetti, fettuccini, rice noodles, ramen, and glass noodles are all delicious options
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Serving Size:One fourth of recipe
Saturated Fat:0.9 grams
Unsaturated Fat:5.5 grams
Trans Fat:0 grams
Keywords: noodles, ginger, 15-minute,
About the Author
Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. I am a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan, but I do not focus on labels - I focus on creating food that everyone can enjoy. I earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Meet me here.