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These cold sesame noodles are delicious, cheap, super easy to make and take five minutes from start to finish. All you need is pantry ingredients and a bit of cabbage and/or carrot.
This post was originally published on June 19, 2016.
How to make cold sesame noodles:
1. Whisk together 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon sambal and 2 tablespoons coconut milk.
2. Toss freshly cooked soba noodles into the sauce, followed by shredded carrots and/or cabbage for both crunch and freshness. That’s already all there is to it!
More Asian-inspired recipes:
- Spicy Edamame
- Asian Noodle Salad
- Stir Fry Sauce
- Sweet and Sour Ginger Roasted Mushrooms
- Thai Chicken Curry
- Fried Coconut Rice with Shrimp
- Asian Meatballs
- Ginger Lime Cilantro Chicken Wings
- Hot and Sour Soup
- Chicken Noodle Stir Fry
- Sesame Tofu
- Spicy Coconut Shrimp Soup
Cold Sesame Noodles
- 4 ounces soba noodles, uncooked
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (with peanuts as the only ingredient)
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sambal (more if you like it spicier)
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- mint leaves and sesame seeds, optional
- shredded cabbage and/or carrot
- Cook the soba noodles according to package instructions, then thoroughly rinse them with cold water.
- Whisk oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sambal and coconut milk together until smooth.
- Toss the cold noodles with the sauce, sprinkle with mint leaves and sesame seeds (if using), add shredded vegetables and serve immediately.
- Whatever you don’t eat you need to throw away, you cannot store this noodle dish.
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