I think sesame noodles is one of those dishes you will either love or hate. Years ago you couldn’t get me to touch the stuff as the thought of a creamy peanut butter sauce on my pasta just didn’t do it for me. But then it happened…PREGNANCY CRAVINGS! The rest is history. I now love sesame noodles.
This was my first attempt in making them at home. I happened to have some fresh buffalo wing fettucine noodles from my favorite local pasta guy, Spaghetti Jim and thought to myself, this could work in a cold pasta dish. Plus the extra added spices in the pasta paired perfectly with the creamy goodness that is the dressing. If you are not local to TC and cannot get your hands on some of my ingredients, no worries, just sub out for what you have in your neck of the woods. Or take a drive up to mine because it is worth it.
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup Naturally Nutty cinnamon cashew butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
2-3 TBPSN maple syrup
1 TBSPN clover honey
1 clove of garlic
1/4 cup sesame oil
2-3 TBSPN rice wine vinegar
Little bit of warm water to help thin out (eyeball it, probably a couple TBSPN)
Crushed red pepper flake to taste
1 TBSPN cilantro
12 oz Spaghetti Jim’s buffalo wing pasta (if you don’t have this pasta on hand, use a rice noodle or something along those lines and then add a dash of hot sauce to the dressing instead)
1 bunch of scallions (aka green onions), chopped
12 oz sprouted tofu, cut into bite size pieces (optional)
Cook the pasta according to package directions (I used fresh pasta so it only takes a few minutes). Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Place in a large bowl and set aside while you make the dressing.
In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients (except the tofu, noodles, and scallions, duh lol) until smooth. You can thin it out accordingly, but you can’t make it thicker so be careful on the amount of water you add. The consistency when done will be somewhat thick. Toss the dressing with the pasta, tofu, and scallions.
This dish is best served immediately.
Enjoy : )