Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles

Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles
Staff Writer

Jerry Errico

Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles

If you wanted to make this a two-pronged meal, double the recipe and serve it for dinner, then have the kids take the leftovers for school lunch the next day. Pick up some extra Chinese takeout white boxes for extra fun in the lunchbox!

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6
Servings
241
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • 4  Teaspoons  toasted sesame oil
  • 3  Tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  tahini (sesame paste), well-stirred
  • 1  Cup  Sneaky Chef White Purée*
  • 1/4  Cup  rice wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried red pepper flakes
  • 1  Pound  Asian noodles, freshly cooked
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Cucumber slices, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, tahini, White Purée, vinegar, and garlic. Add red pepper flakes gradually to taste.


Put the pasta in a large serving bowl. Spoon the sauce over the pasta, tossing to coat the pasta evenly. Garnish with sliced green onions, cucumber, and sesame seeds, if using. Refrigerate until cool, or feel free to serve it warm.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
64mg
6%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
76µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
156mg
22%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
667mg
44%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sesame Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Sesame Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.