The perfect side dish for your next Asian meal. These sesame noodles are wonderful served warm or cold.
For this month's Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog Feast on the Cheap, written by the mother-daughter duo of Mary Anne and Mariel. Mary Anne has been a caterer for the last 20+ years, and firmly believes that healthy, home-made food doesn't have to take a ton of money or hours spent in the kitchen. Mariel has grown up with her mother's fabulous cooking, which has opened her up to experimenting with different flavors, textures, and cuisines.
Their blog not only contains amazing recipes like Pear, Pancetta & Gorgonzola Quiche with Toasted Walnuts, Cinnamon-Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki, Honey & Butter-Glazed Pretzel Bites with Roasted Garlic , and Gourmet Pizza with Gruyere, Crispy Prosciutto and Caramelized Onion Puree. And that just scratches the surface of the fabulous food they share. Then there is the gorgeous photography. Seriously eye-popping, mouthwatering photos that will stimulate anyone's appetite!
I really wanted to make their Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Ham (if you go look at the picture you will completely understand why), but my landlord has yet to fix my oven so no baking for this girl. It is going on 3 weeks now and I am seriously annoyed!! You can bet your booty I will be making it as soon as my oven is fixed though.
This recipes is, just as they advertise, simple, inexpensive, and full of flavor. I made it as a side for my Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce and it was absolutely perfect. As a matter of fact, Kevin ate 3/4 of the noodles himself!! Even as I was writing this post he walked by, saw the picture, and said, "WOW that dish was soooo good!". So don't take my word for it, listen to Kevin! Make this dish ASAP, and make sure to head on over to Feast on the Cheap. Just have a napkin ready because you will be drooling, I promise!!
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Cold Sesame Noodles
- 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Tahini
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 tablespoon honey (I used agave nectar because it is what I had on hand)
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
- Garnish with red pepper flakes, chopped peanuts or cilantro
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the noodles until according to package directions, drain. Return the noodles to the pot and toss with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 2 Tablespoons sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, honey (or agave nectar), sesame seeds, garlic, ginger.
- Toss the noodles with the sauce. Sprinkle with scallions and garnish of your choice. Serve cold or at room temp.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: whole wheat pasta, sesame seeds, garlic, ginger, green onion, #SecretRecipeClub, Asian, Side Dishes
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