Maralee’s Cold Sesame Noodles

My sister Maralee came to visit the other day. She brought me some new earrings from Israel, a bag of chocolate bars and a full container of Cold Sesame Noodles. I’ve been eating the noodles for lunch all week. That’s what I call a nice sister.

Here is Maralee’s recipe, a new idea for a cold, summer pasta dish:

Sesame Noodles

Cook and let cool 1 to 1-1/2 pounds rotini or other pasta.

Mix together the following, and let sit for a few hours (if you have time):

  • 1/4 c. grated ginger root
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil

Mix together the following until smooth:

  • 5 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 5 rounded Tbs. smooth, unsalted peanut butter (if you use salted peanut butter then reduce amount of soy sauce, below)

Add the following to the first two mixtures:

  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. suagr
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

Add a little water to thin, if needed. Toss the sauce with the cooled noodles.

4 thoughts on “Maralee’s Cold Sesame Noodles

  1. These are really Ari Averett’s Sesame Noodles. She shared her recipe with me years ago, and I make it several times a year. Thanks Ari!!!

  2. Sounds wonderful. I have a new obsession. A salad dressing/marinade from Kraft – Asian Sesame or something like that. I have been using it on everything for a couple of weeks. Love sesame!

  3. Thanks for a delicious dinner which included the Sesame Noodles. We felt very honored to share a meal with your beautiful family. We take comfort in knowing “our kids” have another place to call home.

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