Happy National Noodle Day!
As a lover of carbs, noodles are an indispensable staple in my home.
Whether it’s linguine or manicotti, Spätzle or soba, ramen or udon, vermicelli or bánh canh, some type of noodle finds its way into my kitchen at least a couple times a week.
Sesame Garlic Noodles Recipe
By: Elizabeth Toy
To celebrate this glorious day of noodly goodness, I want to share a quick and simple noodle dish recipe that I came across and loved! It’s slightly sweet and savory, not to mention umami, has dimension in texture with crunching (and slurping, if you please) and is one-dish meal.
It’ll take less than 15 minutes to make and best of all, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. The veggies are interchangeable, so use your favorites, omit a few, or add more.
It’s perfect for lunch the next day, too. Try out this recipe by yours truly, adapted from the Pioneer Woman’s Simple Sesame Noodles recipe.
Want another recipe that tastes like (but doesn’t require that) you made a lot of effort ? Try this deliciously comforting, perfect-for-an-autumn-evening Crockpot Lentil Soup.
Fresh Veggie Sesame Noodles
- 12 Ounces of Thin Noodles (I recommend soba or buckwheat noodles and you can buy them here!)
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
- 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 4 Whole Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
- 1 Carrot, Grated or Julienned
- 1 Persian Cucumber, Thinly Sliced or Julienned
- 3-4 Leaves of Napa or Red cabbage, Thinly Sliced
- 1/2 Cup Cashews, Halved (opt.)
Many of these ingredients can be found on Thrive Market.
- Cook and drain your noodles according to package instructions or desired texture.
- While noodles are cooking, prep your vegetables and prepare your sauce: whisk soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, hot chili oil and canola oil together in a small bowl. Adjust ingredients to taste.
- Add vegetables and noodles into a large bowl, pour sauce over warm noodles and all vegetables, and toss to coat.
- Serve warm. You can refrigerate to serve cold, too depending on what noodles you use. (Some noodles harden and can’t maintain their initial texture after refrigeration.)
What’s your favorite noodle or pasta dish? Any awesome recipes you love? Do tell, below!
Speaking of quick and easy recipes, don’t forget dessert! Try making a mugcake!
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