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Bowl of Fast and Easy Sesame Noodles

Fast and Easy Sesame Noodles

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 Minutes
  • Total Time: 19 Minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian


When hanger starts to set in, this delicious and comforting Fast and Easy Sesame Noodles is the perfect answer to your hunger needs with its simple, wholesome, and tasty ingredients – you won’t believe how fast it comes together.  Hearty pasta, protein-packed edamame, sweet snow pea pods, nourishing carrots, and zesty green onions are coated in a sweet and spicy sauce that is pure magic to your taste buds. It is sure to have the whole family giving you rave reviews making it this week’s awesome Whip It Up Wednesday recipe.

Whole Food Plant Based, vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, gluten free, no highly processed ingredients.



Sauce Ingredient:

  • 3 Tablespoons tamari *
  • 1 Tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons rice vinegar *
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce *
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. spaghetti (or noodles of choice)
  • 1 cup edamame *
  • 1 ½ cups snow pea pods (or sugar snap peas) *
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup grated carrot

Optional Toppings:

  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Crushed red pepper flake
  • Garlic chili sauce


  1. Place all the sauce ingredients into a small bowl, whisk well until combined, set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles according to package directions, drain well, then place the cooked and drain noodles back into the cooking pot and add the sauce, edamame, snow pea pods, grated carrot, and sliced green onions. Stir well to combine, allow to sit for 3 minutes. The hot pasta cooks the sauce and soaks it up and makes the veggies warm-crisp. Serve with your favorite toppings.


*Tamari: We used San J Tamari Soy Sauce, Gluten Free, Reduced Sodium.  You can substitute the tamari with reduced sodium soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos, or Braggs Coconut Liquid Aminos.

*Chili Garlic Sauce:  We used Huy Fong Foods Chili Garlic Sauce. This brand does have a small amount of sugar. However, this brand is generally accepted by the WFPB community.

*Rice Vinegar:  If you haven’t used rice vinegar or not a fan of tang, start with a smaller amount.

*Toasted Sesame Seeds:  If you can’t find toasted sesame seeds, simply make your own by adding some sesame seeds to a nonstick skillet and heating over medium heat until they start to turn golden brown, then remove. Watch them carefully as they burn easily.

*Veggies: You can use frozen edamame and frozen snow pea pods (or sugar snap peas); however, you’ll want to thaw them out first (in the microwave, pan, or steamer) before adding to dish. You can substitute pretty much any veggies that you enjoy in a warmed crisp form. Please note that the veggies will be warmed by the noodles and sauce, but they will still be crisp. If you want the veggies to be tender-crisp, then heat them to the desired tenderness before adding to the sauce/noodles.  We used fresh snow pea pods and frozen edamame. We loved the fresh crispness of the warmed veggies.

*TIP:  Make sure you drain the noodles really well.  Any remaining water will water down your sauce.

*Serving:  Makes 2 – 3 servings

*Storage:  Refrigerate, use within 5 days.