Garlic Sesame Noodles

Garlic Sesame Noodles – Noodles are a girl’s best friend, and this recipe for simple garlic sesame noodles is by far my favorite one. They only a few ingredients, don’t contain gluten, take 15 minutes to prepare, and can be served hot or cold!

sesame noodles in a bowl with green onion and chopsticks

Garlic Sesame Noodles Ingredients

ingredients for the recipe in bowls with labels

  • Brown rice noodles weighing 12 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Cook the pasta as directed on the package in a large pot of boiling water.
  2. Since we won’t be blending this sauce, finely chop the garlic or use a garlic press to crush it.
  3. In a pan, combine the neutral oil with the minced garlic. This could be refined coconut oil, avocado, or olive oil.
  4. Saute the garlic until the edges appear golden brown.
  5. In the meantime, combine the remaining sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until there are no ginger clumps visible and the tahini is evenly distributed.
  6. Combine the garlic and sauce in the pan thoroughly.
  7. Allow to simmer for two to three minutes, or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  8. Combine the sauce with the pasta once it has finished cooking.
  9. Enjoy with scallions, crushed peanuts, and red pepper flakes on the garnish!

NotesSkillet with the noodles and a large spoon on the side.

  1. Regular soy sauce will be far too salty, so be sure to use low sodium soy sauce! If you’re sensitive to salt, start with 1/4 cup instead of the 1/3 cup that I prefer.
  2. You can use olive, avocado, refined coconut oil, and other oils as the neutral oil. All that is required is to sauté the garlic.
  3. This recipe is not spicy as written. Add more hot sauce or red pepper flakes if you’d like!
  4. These garlic-sesame noodles can be stored for five days in the refrigerator in an airtight container after preparation.
  5. I advise doubling the sauce recipe if you intend to serve this dish with any vegetables, chicken, tofu, or other ingredients.