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Sesame Noodles

A white plate with sesame noodles, garnished with cilantro, peanuts, and sesame seeds, with a fork and a bowl of green onions and soy.
Quick and easy to put together, sesame noodles can be eaten cold but it's tastiest at room temperature. You can throw in leftover sliced grilled chicken or steak if you have it to make it more substantial but we love it without any meat.
Sasha Pravdic

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 45 mins
6 servings
635 kcal


  • 1 pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes depending on your heat tolerance
  • 1/4 cup mild vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds toasted


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to directions and drain in a colander, but don’t rinse.
  • While pasta is cooking, in a small skillet over medium heat, warm crushed red pepper and oils until sizzling, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully stir in honey, soy sauce, and salt.
  • In a serving bowl, combine honey mixture and drained pasta. Let pasta sit and come to room temperature, tossing occasionally so that the liquid gets absorbed.
  • Just before serving, top with cilantro, peanuts, scallions, and sesame seeds.