RecipeCold Sesame Noodles with 4-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 215
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 100 mg

These cold sesame noodles are a family favorite in my house. They’re ridiculously easy to make and the peanut butter sauce requires only four simple ingredients (one of them is water!).  Go ahead and enjoy it with any pasta of choice—whole grain, chickpea, lentil, soba etc.  If you have a peanut or nut allergy, feel free to use any nut or seed butter. And if you don’t have broth on hand, you can swap in ¼ cup rice wine vinegar or mirin. Bonus: if you happen to have ’em in your pantry, sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds are two extra tasty garnishes. Dig in!

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This recipe makes 1¼ cup sauce
  • • 1 box whole-grain pasta, cooked and drained
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)*
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Optional extras: Squirt of Sriracha or any favorite hot sauce, sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds for garnish 

*Warm peanut butter in microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften up for easier mixing 


In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, water, broth, and soy sauce until everything is well combined and smooth. Add an optional squirt of Sriracha or hot sauce if you like some heat.

Toss some of the sauce with your cooked pasta (I recommend 2 tablespoons for every 1 cup cooked noodles) and enjoy warm or cold. Garnish with optional sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds and enjoy! 

NOTE: You’ll likely have leftover sauce, which will last for up to a week in the fridge; simply give it a good stir and warm in microwave to soften and thin it out. If it’s too thick, simply add extra broth, water or rice vinegar when reheating.  

Nutrition based on one cup pasta + 2 tablespoons sauce.

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