A little sweet (peanut butter), salty (soy sauce), tangy (rice wine vinegar), and nutty (sesame seeds and oil), pretty much everyone will love these noodles. They are super simple to pull together for a last-minute lunch or dinner.
Sesame Noodles are super simple to pull together for a last-minute dinner or lunch.
1 pound chow mein noodles or spaghetti
3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1/3 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth, but not natural)
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 scallions, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season generously with salt and add the noodles. Cook for about 8 minutes, until they are al dente. Drain. Place the noodles in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth. Stir in the scallions and carrot. Pour the sauce over the warm noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.