Vegan Sesame Noodles

These noodles will always and forever be a family favorite. They are also great to take to potlucks (when that happens again) and picnics.

Ingredients

1 lb thin spaghetti noodles (cooked al dente and rinsed in cold water, drained)
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons chili oil
3 tablespoons black or balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of brown sugar (can use raw, but it will be harder to mix in)
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
Optional: Edamame, diced red pepper, other veggies

Wisk liquids and sugar together until the sugar is melted. Toss with noodles. Add sesame seeds and any other optional veggies. Chill.

Vegan Spicy Peanut Noodles

This is modeled after a Thai noodle recipe, but I hate to say that it’s Thai noodles because it’s been modified so much. So, you can be the judge!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and then using peeler, make strips
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • Sesame seeds Creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (or ½ cup smooth peanut butter and 1/4 cup chopped peanuts)
  • 1/3 cup hot water (or 1/4 cup if using smooth peanut butter)
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg’s aminos
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon spicy Thai chili paste or hot sauce
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • sesame seeds

Process

Cook pasta al dente.

Prepare all vegetables and cilantro and set aside.

While pasta is cooking, combine all other ingredients except nuts and seeds, to make sauce. This might be easier in a blender.

When pasta is prepared, drain, add vegetables and sauce and gently toss. It is easier said than done, but if the pasta is hot and the water used was also very warm, that will help.

Sprinkle with nuts and seeds and serve.

Sesame Noodles with Edamame

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Guest chef and photographer – Miss E.

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)
1 lb thin spaghetti noodles
3 cups edamame beans
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg’s
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
3 T hot chili oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
3 T brown sugar

IMG_1146webBoil water for pasta with olive oil.  Cook pasta and edamame per directions until al dente.  Drain.  While pasta is cooking, mix all remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and beans, and wisk together.  After pasta is ready, toss the noodles and beans in the sauce mix.  Chill if desired.  Add sesame seeds just before serving.

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