These Spicy Sesame Noodles are perfect when you have a craving for Chinese sesame noodles but also want a little kick. They’re so easy to make and much healthier than take out!
Pasta is a staple in my house. #Truthtime: I probably have about 10 different kinds in my kitchen right now. Pasta is so comforting to me because it’s what I ate all the time as a kid. Even now I have to make a pasta at least once a week. Some of my favorites are my Vegan Mac & Cheese and easy One Pot Lemon Pasta if I’m in a hurry. Knowing that, you probably won’t be surprised when I tell you I’m pretty much obsessed with those cold sesame noodles you can order at Chinese restaurants. I just can’t get enough of them. I love the texture and flavor of the noodles.
To save some money (because I used to order them often) I thought I’d start making my own version. Since I’m also obsessed with spice and hot sauce as well, I decided to put my own caliente spin on the noodles. My version, which I call Spicy Sesame Noodles, .adds a little heat in both temperature and spiciness.
Spicy Sesame Noodles with Tempeh
To add some protein, I decided to add some tempeh. The method I describe in the recipe below is my favorite simple way to cook tempeh. All you need is some tempeh, olive oil and 5 minutes for cooking. The tempeh comes out browned and tasty! If you’re new to tempeh, check out my Teriyaki Tempeh recipe where I share more info on this interesting food.These spicy sesame noodles are a perfect way to get a healthy meal on the table fast! Click To Tweet
Spicy Sesame Noodles
These Spicy Sesame Noodles are perfect when you have a craving for Chinese sesame noodles but also want a little kick. They're so easy to make and much healthier than take out!
- 12 oz spaghetti or linguine (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 package of tempeh
- 1 TB oil or coconut oil
- 1 TB tamari
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but tasty!)
- 2 TB sesame seeds (I used black but white it fine too)
- 3 scallions chopped
- Cook noodles to package directions.
- While noodles are cooking, put tempeh block in a bowl and kind of mash it with a fork until crumbly.
- Add oil to large pan. Once heated, add tempeh crumbles and tamari and cook for about 5 minutes until heated and browned.
- Add all sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir until smooth.
- When noodles are cooked, add them to a large bowl with the sauce. Add in tempeh and mix.
- Top with sesame seeds and scallions.
* Nutritional info does not include pasta.
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