Sesame Noodles

A delicious sesame-peanut sauce served over warm Pad Thai noodles, in less than 10 minutes!

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Quick, simple meals are the way to go in the summer when its too hot to cook inside and you’re really in the mood for something NOT grilled!  This recipe is a winner because you can literally almost have the whole meal ready to go during the commercial break of your favorite TV show, no joke!  Perfect for nights when you have to feed your family and run out the door or even to prep the night before and have for lunches the next day.

The sauce is not over powered by the peanut butter – which has happened a few times at restaurants, like almost eating peanut butter noodles, gross!  There’s just the right balance of saltiness and spiciness too.  If you like to have protein with your meals, use leftover shredded chicken that’s been soaked in teriyaki sauce and warmed up or ground pork.  If you have leftover spaghetti noodles use those instead!  You can also throw in shredded carrots or bean spouts to mix it up a bit… But the sauce is where it’s at and I hope you enjoy this as much as we do, if not for the flavor, for the sheer aspect of time, which is always worth it!

Sesame Noodles

  • 1 – 10.6 oz. package Pad Thai noodles
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

For the sauce:

  • 2 ½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. instant garlic
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha (optional)
  1.  Cook noodles per packet directions.
  2. Place sauce ingredients in a shakable container and shake until smooth. Microwave sauce for 1 minute, shake and microwave for 1 more minute.
  3. Place the noodles in a large bowl, add green onion, cabbage and sauce. Toss well & serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • I use KA•ME brand noodles that are found in the Chinese section of the grocery store. They are fresh cooked and you can pop them in the microwave for 90 seconds to warm them up!
  • If you want (which I have!) add your favorite cooked protein – shredded chicken, tofu, little shrimp…
  • I also use pre-shredded cabbage found in the veggie section but chop up yourself if you want.
  • Eliminate the Sriracha if you don’t like the spice – or add more, why not!

Prep Time: >5 minutes     Servings:  4     Total Time: >10 minutes

Estimated Calories per Serving, based on 4 servings – 260.