Spicy Sesame Cold Noodles with Cucumbers and Fresh Herbs
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 2-3 servings
Egg noodles tossed with thinly sliced cucumbers, bean sprouts, and fresh herbs in a spicy and flavorful sesame sauce. This spicy cold sesame noodles with cucumber and fresh herbs are simple to make and perfect for a weeknight meal.
  • 2 servings egg noodles or ramen noodles
Sesame sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon chili garlic oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, more to taste
  • 1 – 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 -2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, blanched
  • Mint, finely chopped
  • Perilla, finely chopped
  1. In a medium sized pot, heat water until it comes to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add two servings of egg noodles or your favorite noodles and cook according to the package. My egg noodles took about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sesame oil, chili oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, tahini, sesame seeds, and minced garlic until well combined.
  3. Add the noodles with thinly sliced or julienned cucumbers, bean sprouts, and roughly torn herbs. Toss to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the noodles as needed. I recommend that you divide the noodles into smaller portions and then add the sauce to taste. It can be hard trying to toss the noodles in the sauce.
  5. Serve this spicy cold sesame noodles with cucumbers and fresh herbs cold topped with fried scallions.
Recipe by Cooking with a Wallflower at https://cookingwithawallflower.com/2021/09/08/spicy-sesame-cold-noodles/