Easy Sesame Noodles are perfect served hot or cold as a base for a bowl meal or alongside lettuce or Napa Cabbage Wraps. And they only take about 15 minutes to make!
What Goes with Sesame Noodles?
These Easy Sesame Noodles are super versatile. Serve them up hot off of the stove, or keep a batch in the fridge for a quick meal with some Air Fryer Tofu and a kale salad piled into a big, delicious bowl.
Cold sesame noodles are one of my favorite takeout dishes. They're total comfort food for me. This easy version is just as delicious as the one I love to order, and it's ready in less time than it takes to decide on a takeout order and call it in.
Whether you serve them hot or cold, here are some ideas for veggies and proteins to pair with your noodles. I'd choose one protein and one to two veggies from this list.
- Air Fryer Tofu
- Ginger-Sesame Kale
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Orange Tofu
- Teriyaki Tempeh
- Bok Choy
- Crispy Cabbage
- General Tso's Chickpeas
- Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce
- Baked Tofu
- fresh shredded lettuce, cabbage, Napa cabbage, or carrots
Whether you're planning to make a bowl meal out or eat these as a side dish, you can take things to the next level with some good toppings:
- cashews or peanuts
- chopped green onion
- sriracha sauce
Because they're just as delicious cold as they are hot, these are also perfect for meal prepping. You can get about four lunches out of these sesame noodles. Just pair them with some of the proteins, veggies, and toppings listed above, and you're in business.
How to Make Them
These noodles are seriously ready in a snap.
Your cooking time will vary, depending on what kind of noodles you choose. You can use udon or soba noodles, as listed below. In a pinch, I've even made these with spaghetti or fettuccini, and they're still a cozy bowlful of comfort.
You can even make your sesame noodles gluten-free by choosing gluten-free noodles and gluten free soy sauce.
Since the noodles you use will vary, so will your cooking time. Just cook them according to the package directions. Drain and rinse the noodles, and toss them with toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.
That's it! No chopping, mincing, or even blending needed.
Easy Sesame Noodles
- 4 servings udon or soba noodles - prepared according to package directions, then drained. Do not rinse!
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- In a large bowl, toss the noodles with all of the other ingredients.
- Serve hot or cold.