Ridiculously delicious sesame noodles are just 15 minutes away. Shall we do this?
For quick dinners involving a pound of pasta, I sort of idiotically gravitate toward Italian flavors about 95% percent of the time. No offense to Italian flavors — they’re wonderful, obviously. BUT. How about shaking it up a little once in a while, right? Just as easy, just as delicious, and really great for a change: this easy sesame noodles recipe. It’s quicker than take-out, honestly. And fresher tasting, not to mention better for your bod.
Which leaves more room for Christmas cookies.
Very sensible, don’t you think?
This recipe is great as-is. Or you can add some veggies (think thinly sliced red bell peppers, broccoli and snow peas), some tofu, or un-veganize the heck out of it with some cooked shrimp, chicken or beef if you like. This amount will feed a family of four for dinner or six or more as a side dish.
Oh, and it’s ready in 15 minutes, so there’s really nothing stoppin ya.
Talk to you soon.
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Quick and Easy Sesame Noodles
So quick. So easy. So GOOD. Faster and better for you than takeout. Top with cooked tofu, shrimp, chicken or beef if you like. You could also include some broccoli, sliced red bell peppers, and/or snow peas.
- 1 pound spaghetti*
- 1 medium shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons good soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 3 scallions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
- Gomasio for serving, optional**