Simple Sesame Noodles

I had a great Best Body Bootcamp workout this morning. My muscles are really feeling it from Tuesday’s workout, and I know I’ll be feeling today’s workout for a few days too. But sore muscles are good in my book! One particular exercise that I found difficult was the “one leg sit ‘n stands”. You sit in a chair with one leg lifted and stand up, then sit back down and repeat. It’s harder than you think! It would be a great exercise for anyone sitting in an office all day.  Here’s what it looks like if you want to give it a try:


Dinner last night was one of my favorite new things to make – Simple Sesame Noodles!

Part of the reason that I love them (other than that they are incredibly tasty!) is that it’s super easy to throw them together. I love to have sesame noodles at Asian restaurants but I never imagined I could whip them up so easily at home.  I’m sure they are much healthier when you make them at home too :). They make a great side dish, and are also great for lunch during the week. Oh and see those colorful green onions on top? Later today I’m going to show you how you how simple it is to grow them in your own kitchen!

To make these delicious and simple sesame noodles all you do is:

Put all of your ingredients, except the green onions and sesame seeds, in a bowl.

Mix it all together.

While you cook your noodles, chop up your green onions.

Drain your noodles and add them to the sauce.

Add green onions and sesame seeds and mix it all together.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.


Simple Sesame Noodles

Serves 2-4

Adapted from Tide and Thyme


  • 6 oz whole wheat spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar (can substitute other vinegars too)
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp chili paste (I use Sambal Oelek)
  • 2 tsp almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


1) Cook your pasta according to directions.

2) While pasta is cooking, mix together soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili paste, almond butter and canola oil in a large bowl.

3) Chop up your green onions.

4) When pasta is done, drain it and add it to the sauce.

5) Add the green onions and sesame seeds to the pasta.

6) Mix everything together, cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

7) Enjoy cold or hot!

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10 Responses to Simple Sesame Noodles

  1. Those look so soft and delicious. It’s been forever since I made a cold noodle dish!

  2. Yum! Love these noodles! Will definitely be trying them soon!

  3. I found the one-legged sit and stands hard too! Especially by the 3rd circuit haha. Those noodles look tasty!

  4. Simple noodles are the best, your bottom most photo is amazing.

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  6. Those do look really good. I love sauces like that that gives such a good punch of flavor!

  7. Mmm…peanut-sesame noodles comfort food for me. My mom used to make them quite often and pack them in our lunch boxes. I’m definitely going to give these a try; I love the idea of using almond butter in place of peanut butter!

    Thanks for sharing the one leg sit n’ stand move. It’s a new one for me, and looks like it will be *very* effective (and soreness-inducing!). 🙂

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