I make Crazy Good Cold Sesame Noodles quite often but since I posted the recipe a while ago, I decided to give the dish a little update. This new version of sesame noodles takes only minutes to prepare (plus time to chill) but packs a ton of flavor. The sauce for the noodles features Asian ingredients like mirin and chili paste plus a little peanut butter powder to give it that delicious sesame flavor. The secret ingredient for this dish, however, is a little bit of pureed tofu added to sauce to create a wonderfully creamy texture. Once the sauce is whipped up in the food processor, simply toss with the noodles and refrigerate. After a few hours, you have an amazing bowl of sesame noodles to enjoy!
Creamy Sesame Noodles
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3 ounces lite firm tofu (like the the kind by Mori-Nu )
1/2 teaspoon mirin (can be found online or in the international section of most supermarkets)
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sambal oelek chili paste, add more or less depending on heat preference (can be found online or in the international section of most supermarkets)
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (like the kind by PB2), you can find this online or in health food stores
1 tablespoon unsweetened original almond milk (like the kind by Silk)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon Truvia sweetener
2 (7 ounce) packages Miracle Noodles (you can find these at major supermarkets and health food stores or simply order online)
Salt and Pepper
2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley ,chopped
2-3 tablespoons scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small food processor or blender. Puree until a smooth sauce is formed.
2. To prepare the noodles, drain both packages of noodles and rinse under water. Use paper towels to dry noodles thoroughly, then place in a microwave safe bowl. Using kitchen shears, cut noodles into smaller pieces. Season noodles with salt and pepper and microwave for 1 minute.
3. Pour sauce over noodles and stir until combined. Place bowl of noodle in refrigerator for about an hour or until noodles are chilled through. (You can also make noodles ahead of time and leave in the refrigerator for up to 5 hours)
4. Remove sesame noodles from fridge, then sprinkle with parsley and scallions. Mix the herbs into the sesame noodles.
5. Divide noodles between two bowls and garnish each with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information--approximately 80 calories per serving
* For a tofu-less version of sesame noodles, try this just as tasty recipe--Crazy Good Cold Sesame Noodles