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Sesame Noodles

4.91 from 11 votes

An alluringly simple sesame noodles recipe that is super quick to make and tastes like Chinese take-out!

Sesame Noodles

7 Ingredients

Just 15 Minutes

These super easy sesame noodles are a healthy and totally plant-based recipe you can eat hot or cold, for a quick and delicious weeknight meal!

The best part about the recipe is that you can easily customize it however you’d like, adding protein or bulking it up with any veggies you have on hand.

Sometimes I like to stir a few tbsp of peanut butter into the sauce to change it up, and it’s really good that way too!

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Sesame Noodles Ideas:

Toss in some steamed broccoli

Add chopped carrot or zucchini

Stir in some diced roasted sweet potato

Serve as a main course with a side salad

Make it a meal by adding tofu, beans, or your favorite protein

Don’t forget dessert – Try either these Vegan Brownies or Black Bean Brownies!

Healthy Vegan Sesame Noodles

I first made a version of these healthy sesame noodles back in college, on a night when I returned home from class feeling so hungry but finding close to nothing in my fridge.

Being forced to improvise, I cooked up some noodles, tossed them with bottled sesame ginger salad dressing, and called it dinner.

It was the start of many more college nights eating hot or cold sesame noodles for dinner. The noodles were like my own version of the ubiquitous packaged ramen popular with so many college students.

Recently I’ve been making my own homemade sesame ginger dressing instead of buying it at the store, and I was happy to discover that this new dressing on top of noodles is even better than the ones I remember from college.

If I’m not eating the vegan sesame noodles as a side dish, I’ll usually stir in some veggies and a source of protein, for a healthy one-bowl meal that’s easy to make and includes all the facets of a nutritious dinner.

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Sesame Noodles

This easy sesame noodles recipe is super quick to make and tastes like Chinese take-out!
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings
4.9 from 11 votes


  • 8 oz uncooked noodles of choice
  • 3 tbsp white or rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger or 1 tbsp grated
  • garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds
  • optional sriracha or hot sauce to taste
  • optional, I sometimes add 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • optional, feel free to add diced veggies, tofu, or another protein of choice


  • Bring a salted pot of water to a boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain fully but do not rinse. Meanwhile, stir together all remaining ingredients except garnishes. Once pasta is drained, combine everything together. Garnish as desired. Leftovers can be served either hot or cold.
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Recipe adapted from this Sticky Sesame Cauliflower.

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  1. Geoffrey Levens says

    I was married for over 24 years. We ate some version of noodles, veg, and protein w/ salad dressing so often we just called it “The Usual”. We’d put it in one big salad serving bowl and each take a spoon or fork and go at it like feral dogs.

  2. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    Sesame ANYTHING tastes great. I remember eating this sesame soba noodle salad my mother used to make for me as a kid. It tasted really fresh but superb and hearty! I absolutely loved it!

  3. Mara says

    This is my ideal dinner food! Carbs, nuts or seeds, and a yummy sauce – I could eat it every day!

    Would you mind listing the type of ingredients you used in any given recipe, in case we’d like to copy as it is in the picture? What type of noodles did you use for this one?

  4. JOSIE says

    Sooo hot here in France so we had these cold as a salad for lunch. Yummy! Next time I’ll add some crisy veg.

  5. Shane Marie says

    The sweetener of choice, is that optional or does it really make it taste better? I don’t like sweet things in meal foods like when people add sugar to marinara. What types of sweeteners would you suggest though? I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Marina says

      I haven’t tried this recipe yet but in other noodle sauces, I use coconut sugar. Just little won’t make it overly sweet but gives it such a nice flavor. My mother is the same, she thought it would be just gross and sweet but she actually enjoyed the noodles very much. Definitely try it!
      Hope this helps!


  6. Sylvia says

    Made this the other night, topped with some stir fried broccoli, carrots and snap peas. I used maple syrup for the sweetener cause I live in Vermont and that is how we sweeten anything! Only garnish was sesame seeds. Yummy.

  7. Rose says

    Hi there, I just made this and would make it again. However, I found it tad too sweet with the specified amount of sweetener. I used about 1 1/2 tbsp. of honey and next time, I’ll cut that down to a tbsp. or maybe even a bit less. I added some tahini at the end (instead of your optional suggestion of peanut butter) and also added some chili garlic paste. Pretty tasty – thanks so much!

  8. Kolina says

    Just made this for the fam. They l❤️ved it! Just ordered your book. I’ve followed you for so long and made many of your recipes.

  9. Sam says

    Tried this for the first time today, and it was a great alternative for my Chinese fast food craving. I’ll save this recipe for the future.

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