These Sesame Noodles are made with just a handful of simple ingredients and 10 minutes. Boil your noodles, mix the sauce, toss, and enjoy! This recipe is a great way to put together a fast snack, side, or enjoy them as a meal.
It’s time for a recipe so easy you won’t believe you didn’t think of it yourself! I’m also obsessed with how delicious these noodles turned out. Tossed with lots of aromatic sesame oil, seeds, fresh ginger, garlic, peanut butter, and more! I can’t get enough of them.
Sometimes you need a quick side to accompany dinner, or you might even just want an easy pot of noodles to enjoy as a meal on their own. Throw out those salty “flavor” packets from your packages of ramen and let the noodles shine in this recipe.
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- Ramen noodles – Any type of noodles will.
- Soy sauce – I used a low sodium soy sauce plus a dark soy sauce. I usually like to add dark soy sauce to give the noodles a bit of darker color, so if you don’t have it, just replace it with regular soy sauce.
- Rice vinegar – Also known as rice wine vinegar. Mirin can be used instead.
- Sesame oil – If you can find toasted sesame oil, grab it!
- Garlic – Use more or less as you like.
- Chili garlic sauce – Also known as sambal oelek. Sriracha can be used instead.
- Ginger – Fresh is best.
- Peanut butter – Smooth or crunchy. Up to you!
- Garnish – Green onions, sesame seeds, and peanuts.
How to make sesame noodles
- Prep: Cook the ramen according to package instructions. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, hot sauce, ginger, and peanut butter.
- Finish: Toss the cooked and drained ramen noodles with the prepared sauce. Garnish with green onion, sesame seeds, and peanuts. That’s it!
What to serve with sesame noodles
Try a simple protein:
- Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
- Bulgogi Pork
- Baked Thai Salmon
Or some veggies:
- Skillet Green Beans
- Oven Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms
- Crunchy Asian Salad
How to store leftovers
Leftovers will last, stored in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a skillet on the stovetop. If you use a skillet, feel free to add a splash or chicken or veggie broth to make sure the noodles don’t dry out.
Can I freeze sesame noodles?
Since this recipe is so quick to throw together, I don’t recommend freezing the noodles. When they freeze and thaw, the texture of cooked noodles ends up being quite soft and mushy.
If you do choose to freeze your noodles, store them in an airtight container and they’ll last 1-2 months. Let the noodles thaw slowly in the fridge overnight before reheating them.
Did you love these simple Asian inspired noodles? Try these:
- Chicken Ramen Stir Fry
- Pad Thai
- Shrimp Shiitake Noodles
- Pad See Ew
- Asian Style Udon Noodles
- Mongolian Beef Ramen Noodles
- Spicy Peanut Noodles
- Chili Garlic Butter Pasta
- Chow Mein
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- 1 pound ramen noodles
- 2 green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon peanuts crushed
- Cook the ramen according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl combine all the sauce ingredients together and whisk until combined.
- Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and immediately toss with sauce.
- Garish with green onions, sesame seeds and/or crushed peanuts and serve immediately.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.