I love sesame. Sesame oil has such a great fragrant smell to it and is fantastic in Asian dishes. These sesame noodles are great as a side dish, but also work as a light lunch. I got some napa cabbage in my CSA and saw this recipe on the same day, so I thought the cabbage would be a great combination with sesame noodles. I made this using packets of ramen noodles because I was out of soba noodles, but you could also use spaghetti or soba noodles.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
- 1 lb noodles, cooked according to package directions (ramen, spaghetti, soba)
- 1 head napa cabbage, chopped
- 2 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil, divided
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
- 3 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds (you can buy them roasted)
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the napa cabbage and sauté until tender, turn off the heat and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, honey, and sriracha sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preferences.
In a large bowl, toss together your cooked noodles and napa cabbage. Pour on the dressing (start with half and see if you want more) and toss. Top with scallions and roasted sesame seeds. Serve hot, room temperature or cold.