Sesame Noodles

I really like this recipe. It has few and simple ingredients that work extremely well together. Just make sure you buy organic peanut butter without any additives or sugar. The dressing reminds me a bit of Satay sauce although there are no onions. Lovely, simple and although it doesn't look like much, extremely filling. If re-heating, just add a couple of teaspoons water into the saucepan so that the dressing becomes fluid again.

It is best to cook the noodles just before serving the meal so that you can serve it warm.

A very filling and nutritious meal

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan

Sesame Noodles

Serves 2-3


  • 250 grams (8¾ oz) thick rice or soba noodles (or any noodles you prefer)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped very finely
  • 1 chilli pepper (red or green), chopped very finely
  • 5 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soft peanut butter (without added sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of pepper (black)


  1. Peel the garlic clove and chop finely or press through a garlic presser.
  2. Chop the 4 tablespoons coriander leaves finely.
  3. Slice the chilli pepper in halves, scoop out the seeds and membranes and chop very finely. You might want to use plastic gloves if you have sensitive skin.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sesame oil, chopped garlic and 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Mix well together (you can also use a food processor if you prefer).
  5. Add the chopped chilli pepper, a pinch black pepper, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 5 tablespoons tamari sauce and 3 tablespoons sesame seeds to the bowl. Mix well together.
  6. If the mixture is too thick, add a couple of teaspoons tepid water to the mixture.
  7. Just before serving this meal, fill a medium saucepan with water and boil the 250 grams noodles according to instructions on the packet. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
  8. Add the dressing to the noodles and combine very well without stirring (so as not to break the noodles).
  9. Scatter the coriander leaves on top.
  10. Serve immediately (whilst hot).


  • You can use soy sauce instead of tamari sauce (note: includes wheat).