This easy and budget-friendly Cold Sesame Noodles recipe only requires just a handful of ingredients and a mere 10 minutes of your time. With its delectable blend of creamy tahini, savory soy sauce, and a hint of chili oil, these noodles are the perfect harmony of flavors for a satisfying meal on any occasion.
- 2 servings noodles of choice (I use these Taiwanese Knife-cut Noodles)
- 2 tbsp tahini or sesame paste
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar (or agave nectar or maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp chili oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp hot water (preferably the cooking water from the noodles)
- 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
- A bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Rinse and drain under cold water.
- Combine all the sauce ingredients (tahini or sesame paste, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, chili oil, minced garlic, and hot water in a bowl. Mix well to combine.
- Pour the sauce over the cooked noodles, add the garnishes, and mix well. Garnish with sesame seeds.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
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