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Sesame Noodles

This simple noodle dish can be served hot or cold, is easily transportable for a potluck and can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side. It uses linguini noodles, but you could sub spaghetti or other noodle. You can make it a more substantial dish by adding a protein, such as crispy tofu and by adding stir fry veggies. This was served along with crispy baked tofu, Asian peanut slaw, and blistered shishito peppers.


  • 1 package linguini noodles

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup sesame oil

  • 1/2 cup honey, or agave or brown sugar for vegan option

  • 1/2 cup soy, or tamari sauce

  • 1 t red pepper flakes, or use the chili onion crunch from Trader Joe's, which is a great complement to many dishes


  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.

  2. While cooking noodles, mix sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and let simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently to keep from sticking or browning

  3. Pour sauce over noodles in large bowl.

  4. Stir in the toppings. Serve warm, or refrigerate to serve as a cold salad.


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