Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles

Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles
Staff Writer
Sesame Noodles
Elana Amsterdam
Sesame Noodles

I find nothing as yawn-inspiring as a food blogger who "yums" at their own creations. I see it on blogs all the time. "'Yum, yum and yum,' and did I say, 'yum?!'" I can hear them now, oohing and ahhing at their own creations. However, I may soon become part of this silly little navel gazing taste-bud gazing club.

Tonight I made sesame noodles. That old dish from the Chinese restaurants in New York. I didn't think I'd be eating sesame noodles again, so I was overcome with enthusiasm — yum! Take that as a warning; the recipe might not be as miraculous to your palate as it is to mine.

4
Servings
559
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1  Cup  creamy roasted almond butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  toasted sesame oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  ume plum vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  agave nectar
  • 3/4  Cups  water
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt, preferably Celtic

For the noodles

  • quarts water
  • 7  Ounces  gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1  Tablespoon  grapeseed oil
  • cucumber, peeled and diced
  • carrot, shredded
  • 1/4  Cup  cilantro, minced

Directions

For the sauce

In a 1-quart jar, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.

For the noodles

In a large pot, bring the water to a vigorous boil, then add the grapeseed oil and pasta. Reduce to a slow boil, stirring frequently, and cook uncovered until the pasta is tender, 7-9 minutes. Drain the pasta in a steel colander.

Place the pasta, cucumber, and carrot in individual bowls. Coat with the sesame sauce, top with the cilantro, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
92µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
40µg
44%
Calcium, Ca
132mg
13%
Choline, total
52mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
122mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
275mg
39%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
484mg
32%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.