Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles

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Gluten-Free Sesame Noodles
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
707
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

  • 3 quarts water
  • 7 Ounces gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
67%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
71g
24%
Vitamin A
134µg
15%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.9%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
16mg
82%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
258mg
26%
Fiber
11g
44%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
10%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
194mg
49%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
342mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
13g
N/A
Potassium
704mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.6%
Sodium
305mg
13%
Sugars, added
15g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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