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Garlic Sesame Noodles

by Yejiskitchenstories

These garlic sesame noodles have a creamy, savory sauce made with tahini and garlic. It’s a quick and delicious meal that can be made in under 20 minutes!

What is tahini?

Tahini is a smooth paste made from toasted sesame seeds. I like to use it for baking cookies, in my oatmeal, for stuffing dates, or for smoothie bowls!

What you’ll need to make these sesame garlic noodles:

  • Chinese wide wheat noodles: I like using these noodles for this because I love how the sauce clings to the curly sides of this noodle shape. If you can’t find these noodles near you, you can use other flat, wide-shaped noodles.
  • Garlic: Use fresh garlic if you can, it always tastes better in my opinion!
  • Soy sauce: the salty, savory element of this dish.
  • Tahini: the main ingredient for the sauce, it’s really nutty and creamy!
  • Yondu Vegetable Umami: this is an optional ingredient, but I like to add it to my cooking when I feel like it needs a little boost. It’s an all-purpose umami seasoning made from vegetables.
  • Sesame Oil: to elevate the sesame flavor more. Alternatively, you can use any kind of neutral oil so it won’t overpower the sesame flavor from the tahini.
  • Honey: to balance out the saltiness, I like to add a bit of sweetness. Feel free to use any other kind of sweetener such as agave or sugar.
  • Rice Vinegar: for a bit of zesty acidity!

How to make these sesame garlic noodles:

These noodles are quick and super delicious! I love making this when I’m in a bind on time and need something fast and filling.

  1. Cook your pasta in a pot of boiling water, until al dente or according to package directions. **Reserve about ¼ cup of pasta water when draining your noodles.
  2. In a large bowl, add your tahini (sesame paste), garlic, soy sauce, honey, Yondu vegetable umami, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Mix just until combined to create a silky sauce.
  3. Add your cooked pasta to the sesame garlic sauce and toss to coat the noodles in the delicious sauce. Add some pasta water to thin out the sauce to your desired consistency.
  4. Top with some chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Garlic Sesame Noodles

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 oz chinese wide wheat noodles , or 2 servings 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Yondu vegetable umami, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, or any neutral oil of choice
  • ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta in a pot of boiling water, until al dente or according to package directions. **Reserve about ¼ cup of pasta water when draining your noodles.
  2. In a large bowl, add your tahini (sesame paste), garlic, soy sauce, honey, Yondu vegetable umami, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Mix just until combined to create a silky sauce.
  3. Add your cooked pasta to the sesame garlic sauce and toss to coat the noodles in the delicious sauce. Add some pasta water to thin out the sauce to your desired consistency.
  4. Top with some chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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