asian cold sesame noodles

Asian Cold Sesame Noodles (Nut Free)

5 from 2 reviews

These Asian Cold Sesame Noodles are absolutely perfect for warm days. This dish tastes nutty, without any nuts. It’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious!

Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 16 oz dried noodles (spaghetti or linguine work well)
  • 5 TB Asian toasted dark sesame oil (found in Asian aisles of grocery stores)
  • 1/2 cup pure Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 5 TB regular soy sauce
  • 3 TB granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 TB seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced thin or julienned
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced thin or julienned
  • Optional: Cooked shredded chicken or cooked shrimp
  • Garnishes: Thinly sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, Sriracha on the side


  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling, well-salted water until tender, according to package instructions. Drain and rinse thoroughly with very cold water until all noodles are cool. Drain well. Toss with 2 TB sesame oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining sesame oil, Tahini, soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, ginger powder, and white pepper. Add 1/4 cup hot water to thin out the sauce; whisk until combined.
  3. Add cooked/cooled pasta, cucumbers, and carrots to the sauce. Toss well to combine. If using chicken or shrimp, add those and toss to combine. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dinner, main