Cold Sesame Noodles, An Old Chinese favorite
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These cold sesame noodles are quick and easy to make, especially if you store a batch of sauce in a jar in your refrigerator. Cold Sesame noodles sauce is convenient and a great meal to have anytime but it is especially good during the hot summer months!
Recipe type: Noodles and Pasta
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: Serves 2
  • 8 oz noodles
  • 1 scallion - julienned
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • cilantro
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Handful of crushed peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves freshly minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon white or rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reserved cooking water from the noodles
  1. Cook the noodles al dente and reserve some of the cooking liquid. Rinse the noodles with cold water and drain.
  2. Stir together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Julienne the scallion, carrot, and cucumber.
  3. Blanch bean sprouts in boiling water for 15 seconds and put into an ice bath and drain.
  4. In a bowl, pour the sauce over the noodles. Add the vegetables, chopped cilantro, crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds on top and serve immediately, along with extra toppings like chili sauce, rice vinegar, or soy sauce.
Recipe by The Woks of Life at