If nut-free, fuss-free and scrumptious is what you’re looking for in a dish, then this cold sesame noodle by the food blog, Chew Out Loud needs to be on your meal plan for the week. It’s a simple recipe full of rich sesame flavor and fresh veggies for a refreshing bite. Check out the recipe below.

Serves 4-6

16 oz dried noodles (spaghetti or linguine work well)
5 TB Asian toasted dark sesame oil (found in Asian aisles of grocery stores)
½ cup pure Tahini (sesame paste)
5 TB regular soy sauce
3 TB granulated sugar
1½ TB seasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp white pepper
¼ cup hot water
1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced thin or julienned
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced thin or julienned

Optional: Cooked shredded chicken or cooked shrimp
Garnishes: Thinly sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, Sriracha on the side

1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling, well-salted water until tender, according to package instructions. Drain and rinse thoroughly with very cold water until all noodles are cool. Drain well. Toss with 2 TB sesame oil and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining sesame oil, Tahini, soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, ginger powder, and white pepper. Add ¼ cup hot water to thin out the sauce; whisk until combined.

3. Add cooked/cooled pasta, cucumbers, and carrots to the sauce. Toss well to combine. If using chicken or shrimp, add those and toss to combine. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

Have you tried cold noodles before? Let us know what you thought!

Chew Out Loud is a food blog about all things delicious, from healthy to indulgent. Run by Amy, cook and photographer, Chew Out Loud delivers tried and true recipes to hungry readers everywhere. Click here to get inspired for your next family meal!

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