Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles

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Cold Sneaky Sesame Noodles

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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  • 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
  • 3 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


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.

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.

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