Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sesame Noodles

For several days now, I have been seeing versions of Asian Noodle Bowls posted on blogs. Which put me in the mood for sesame noodles. I posted a slightly different version of Sesame Noodles last August.

I used Udon noodles to make this salad. Udon is a long, thick, flat, noodle made from whole wheat flour. Or you can use Soba, which is a thinner noodle made from buckwheat. Or you can chose linguine or spaghetti.

Sesame Noodles

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
3 -4 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Puree in blender into smooth, then transfer to a large bowl.

Noodle Salad
8 oz. Udon noodles
1 bunch (about 6) scallions, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into bite sized chunks
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped

Cook, drain, and rinse noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile prepare vegetables and add to bowl with the dressing. When the noodles are cooked and drained, add those to the bowl as well. Stir all together to mix well.

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


  1. Your photos are making me crave a sesame noodle salad... but I'm also coveting that gorgeous bowl!

  2. Looks great, love the flavors in this salad!

  3. Do you hear it? These noodles are calling my name! OMG, thanks so much. This is going to be made for Sunday dinner.

  4. I can have this anytime...looks very delicious. My children love sesame oil in noodles. They love the flavour.

  5. I make a very similar version of this salad & add tuna in chilli oil to mine. This is my idea of a perfect, light meal.