Spicy Sesame Noodles Made Simple
I have loved spicy since I can last remember. I know I have shocked many beaus and friends with just how much spice and heat I can handle! So if you know me, this recipe wont really come as a shock to you. I will say this though it smells so good, and not spicy at all. To the point where my husband wanted to try it and got a HUGE surprise. This man can barely handle oregano, let alone red pepper flakes and sriracha!
I discovered a recipe a few years ago for spicy sesame noodles, and honestly, I was blown away by their flavor (pardon the pun). It’s so simple yet packed with punch! (oops I did it again!) 98-99% of the ingredients in this recipe I am positive most people will have on hand.
Over these few years, I have also learned some good solid cheaper substitutes as well. Like replacing tahini with peanut butter. Using onion instead of green onion as garnish and things like that. This dish is super simple and super cheaply. You can not only get the ingredients at nearly every grocery store, but a good portion of these ingredients can also be found at most
This is a deliciously spicy dish that will be sure to warm you up on the cold days of the year and clear those pores out for some. It is full of flavor and spice, that it really could go with any pasta.
- 3 cups of pasta of your choice (common would be spaghetti or long noodles of some sort)
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 3 scallions chopped or 1 small onion chopped
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water or veggie broth
- 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp sriracha
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar or rice vinegar
- Set your noodles to cook
- Add all of the sauce ingredients into a bowl one at a time while whisking to incorporate
- Drain your pasta and put it back into the pot with the sauce and 1/2 the red pepper flakes.
- Heat sauce thoroughly (this will also thicken it a bit, so don’t think you need more sauce)
- Plate and top with scallion greens (if available), remaining red pepper flakes and sesame seeds