Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles – A quick and easy 10 minute meal that is so delicious! Cold noodles topped with a light sesame sauce and tossed with sesame seeds and green onions. These sesame noodles are sure to be a new favorite!

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

These sesame noodles are literally the easiest dinner I have ever made.  Start to finish, the noodles only took 10 minutes at most.  The longest part was just bringing the water to a boil.  These are cold sesame noodles and can easily be made ahead of time! Perfect for a summer picnic or just a easy weeknight meal!

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Tips on sesame noodles recipe

  • Can these noodles be served warm? Yes! Personally, I was a bigger fan of them cold but they were pretty good warm too.
  • Do these noodles save well? Yes, they were even better the next day since the sauce had soaked into the noodles.
  • You can really use any type of noodle you have on hand, the noodles picture were actually spicy sesame fettuccine noodles.  I went with those because I thought the flavor would complement the sauce well but ramen, soba, and spaghetti noodles are all perfect in this!

Cold Sesame Noodles

Yield: 4 servings

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles - A quick and easy 10 minute meal that is so delicious! Cold noodles topped with a light sesame sauce and tossed with sesame seeds and green onions. These sesame noodles are sure to be a new favorite!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 12 oz soba, ramen, or spaghetti noodles
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Cook noodles according to instructions on the package.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combinerice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger.  Stir until combined.
  3. Once noodles are done, drain and rinse with cold water until noodles have cooled.  Place in a large bowl and add in green onions, sesame seeds, and the sauce.  Toss until well combined and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292

Sesame Noodles Recipe

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  • Reply
    Shihoko Ura
    March 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I love any kind of noodles and often make them for weeknights dinner too! Thank you for sharing the recipe I add this one to my recipe. Thank you for all the tips to make it quick.

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    March 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I love quick and easy meals like this!! Perfect for crazy busy days!

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    March 29, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Sesame noodles are a comfort food for me. I always order them but never had made them. I love that you can eat them hot or cold and that you can use different types of noodles. I am always confused with soba, udon, etc… many I can just use regular spaghetti! Yummy recipe!

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    March 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    10 minute and noodles in the same sentence? Count me in. I love eating cold noodles – and I don’t care if that makes me weird. Can’t wait to try this.

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    March 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I love that this only took 10 minutes to make and noodles are involved. This looks like a tasty, fun dinner to serve any night of the week and loving the idea of eating it cold.

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    Ben Myhre
    March 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    This looks like a great meal. QUICK and tasty.

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    March 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    This looks really delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    Kim @ Berly's Kitchen
    March 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Madi, this is awesome! Simple noodle dishes are some of my favorites. I wish I had the ingredients to make this for dinner. It sounds so good!

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    March 31, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Cold sesame noodles are one of my faves! I love how well they hold up in the fridge – perfect for leftovers! And that just made me realize that these would be a fun school lunch option for my son’s lunchbox!

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    April 1, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Two thing that I love hearing, quick and easy … and it actually looks delicious and flavorful !

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    Anne Lawton
    April 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    my mouth is watering for some of these noodles right now! And they look so easy to make!

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    April 1, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    My husband is ALL about sesame noodles. Your pictures are lovely and I think I’ll have to make these for him this week. Love how fast this meal comes together!

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    Amy Nash
    April 2, 2018 at 2:34 am

    I’m glad to know these can be served warm or cold. I’ve been looking for new lunch ideas to freshen up our lunchtime go-to’s and this is perfect for packing into lunch boxes!

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