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This 15 minute vegan garlic sesame noodles recipe is gluten-free, satisfying, healthy, and also so easy to make! In addition, it's made with ginger, a little bit spicy and customizable with veggies.
This Asian inspired recipe is so much better than take-out and you also know what's in it! Many restaurants don't use quality ingredients and also use a lot of oil and salt.
When you make this garlic sesame noodles with ginger, you can also control the ingredients. It comes together quickly but it's full of delicious flavors.
I love making noodles for weeknight dinners so I usually go for vegan satay noodles, vegan chow mein, lo mein, vegan teriyaki noodles, vegan noodle bowl or Pad Thai. But this garlic sesame noodles recipe is another favorite with healthy veggies just like my chickpea stir fry or vegan lettuce wraps!
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about how you can customize it and learn some tips.
What kind of noodles are used in Garlic Sesame Noodles?
You can really use any type for this recipe but I went for brown rice noodles. You can also use spaghetti, capellini, soba or udon noodles.
How to make Vegan Garlic Sesame Noodles
To keep this dish gluten-free, I used brown rice noodles but as I mentioned, you can use spaghetti or capellini. You can also use soba or udon if not gluten-free.
You can customize and use whatever vegetables you want but I used green onions and snow peas. You can also use broccoli, cabbage, edamame, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms or bok choy if you prefer.
Ginger and Garlic
Fresh ginger gives so much aroma to this dish so I don't recommend using ginger powder. I used 3 cloves of garlic but you can use more if you like.
Toasted Sesame Oil
This is the key ingredient so make sure you are not omitting it. You can also use regular sesame oil but I think the toasted version has the best flavor.
Tamari (Sub for Soy sauce)
For the sauce, we will be using tamari but you can use soy sauce instead if not gluten-free. I suggest you use reduced-sodium soy sauce so it's not too salty.
Adding a little bit of maple syrup give this dish a sweetness but you can use another sweetener of choice. You can also taste and add more or less if you like.
Corn Starch (or Arrowroot)
To make the sauce thicker, we will be adding a little bit of corn starch. But you can sub for arrowroot if you prefer.
Sriracha or Hot sauce
Adding sriracha or hot sauce will make this dish a little spicy but you can omit it. You can also use crushed red pepper flakes instead.
How to make it
- We will start by cooking the noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
- While the noodles are cooking, you can make the sauce by whisking together tamari, garlic, ginger, maple syrup, corn starch, sesame oil, and Sriracha in a small bowl then set aside.
- Next, in a large pan or skillet, add the sauce and simmer for 1 minute until it thickens a little bit. And then add the green onions and snow peas, cook for 2 minutes.
- Now, add the cooked noodles and mix it around really well for 30 seconds and then turn off the heat.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
Tips & Variations
- Always adjust to taste, add more tamari or soy sauce if needed. If you like it very saucy, you can make more sauce as well.
- Feel free to change up the vegetables but keep the proportions the same.
- You can also add tofu for more protein and texture.
- To make it spicer, add more Sriracha or another favorite hot sauce.
How to store
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator in a covered air-tight container for up to 5 to 6 days.
This 15 minutes vegan garlic sesame noodles with ginger is very easy and versatile. It is also:
- Better than any take-out
- Spicy and made with veggies
- Also so delicious!
More Asian inspired plant based recipes to try
- VEGAN PAD THAI (EASY & HEALTHY)
- VEGAN SUSHI BOWL
- SPRING ROLLS WITH PEANUT SAUCE (VEGAN & FRESH)
- THAI RED CURRY RECIPE ( VEGAN & EASY )
- ORANGE CAULIFLOWER
- VEGAN SESAME CHICKEN (STICKY SESAME CAULIFLOWER)
- SWEET POTATO SUSHI ROLL
So, did you make this? I’d love for you to leave a comment and rate the recipe. You can also share your photo of the recipe on Pinterest and tag me on Instagram using @avocadocentric or #avocadocentric! xo, SelinPrint
This 15 minute vegan garlic sesame noodles recipe is gluten-free, satisfying, healthy, and so easy to make! It's made with ginger, a little spicy and customizable with veggies.
- 8 oz rice noodles or spaghetti (gluten-free if preferred)
- 2 cups snow peas
- 2 green onions (sliced)
- ¼ cup tamari (sub for low sodium soy sauce)
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- ½ tsp corn starch (sub for arrowroot)
- 1 tsp Sriracha or hot sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional for topping)
- Cook the noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
- While the noodles are cooking, make the sauce by whisking together tamari, garlic, ginger, maple syrup, corn starch, sesame oil, and Sriracha in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large pan or skillet over medium heat, pour the sauce and simmer for 1 minute until it thickens a little bit. Add the green onions and snow peas, cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add the cooked noodles and mix it around really well for 30 seconds, turn off the heat.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
Make sure to use low sodium soy sauce if subbing, regular soy sauce will be too salty!
Always adjust to taste, add more tamari or soy sauce if needed. If you like it very saucy, double the sauce.
Feel free to change up the vegetables but keep the proportions the same.
Add tofu for protein and texture.
To make it spicer, add more Sriracha or another favorite hot sauce.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 382
- Sugar: 27.6g
- Sodium: 921.9mg
- Fat: 7.7g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 70.2g
- Fiber: 6.8g
- Protein: 10.4g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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