Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles

These sesame noodles are colorful and completely irresistible! I’m always excited when I find sesame noodles amongst a plethora of dishes at a gathering. As a solo…

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sesame noodles salad recipe

These sesame noodles are colorful and completely irresistible! I’m always excited when I find sesame noodles amongst a plethora of dishes at a gathering. As a solo dish, I crave noodles with a little more color, perhaps, and more texture and flavor. Must be the “maximalist vegetarian” in me. Always more veggies!

This riff on sesame noodles is exactly what I’ve wished for. This recipe features tender noodles and green onions, of course. I replaced some of the noodles with tons of crisp raw veggies, plus I added tiny sesame seeds, toasted to bring out their best.

The bold but simple seasonings include soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh ginger and garlic, and a generous sprinkling of fresh cilantro (omit it if you don’t like it). I added some chili flakes for extra heat, which you can scale up or down to suit your preferences.

sesame noodle salad ingredients

From what I’ve read, sesame noodles likely originated in the Sichuan province of China (please let me know if you know more). These noodles are not authentic, but they are tasty. I can’t stop going back for more.

Bring these noodles to a gathering or serve them as a side dish. They are nice at room temperature or chilled. Or, turn this recipe into a light meal by adding shelled edamame, crispy baked tofu or a fried egg or two. This recipe keeps well for several days in the fridge, and packs well for lunch.

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Veggie Teriyaki Stir-Fry with Noodles

As promised! This is the made-from-scratch version of the teriyaki stir-fry that my husband whipped up with our leftover veggies. He’s so good at improvising meals with…

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vegetarian teriyaki stir fry with noodles recipe

As promised! This is the made-from-scratch version of the teriyaki stir-fry that my husband whipped up with our leftover veggies. He’s so good at improvising meals with what we have on hand.

I loved it, and decided to come up with my own homemade teriyaki sauce to replace the jarred kind. This dish is inauthentic (maybe we can call it Asian fusion), but definitely delicious and healthier than take-out.

teriyaki stir-fry ingredients

This stir-fry has a lot going for it. It’s simple to make, especially if your sauce is ready to go. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables—in fact, it’s made with more veggies than noodles. Lastly, it packs great for lunch.

You can change up this recipe however you see fit. You could substitute leftover brown rice for the noodles. Add crispy baked tofu, steamed edamame, scrambled eggs or a crispy fried egg for extra protein. How about a stir-fry for dinner tonight?

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