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Sesame Noodles (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free, Soy-Free)

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Super simple, easy, and delicious Sesame Noodles made with wholesome ingredients. Gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and soy-free.

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I’m a sucker for a nice, comforting noodle bowl and even better if it is easy. As a tired mama that’s pretty much my favorite adjective when it comes to food! This sesame noodle bowl truly is spot-on for flavor balance and is great enjoyed on its own for a quick meal or customized to your liking. It’s a win-win all around!

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What’s So Great About These Noodles?

  • Super simple, quick and easy to make.
  • Packed with loads of flavor.
  • Versatile and can be enjoyed on their own or alongside other ingredients and dishes.
  • Great served warm or cold.
  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free.
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Note: please see full ingredients list and amounts in the printable recipe card towards the bottom of this post.

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How-to Make Sesame Noodles

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Set aside. In a bowl mix remaining sauce ingredients.

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2. Toss noodles with sauce.

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3. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro before serving. Enjoy!

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You can use ramen noodles, spaghetti noodles, rice noodles or low-carb shirataki noodles with this recipe. It truly is quite versatile and easy to make with whatever pasta you have on hand.

Coconut Aminos

If you are not sensitive to soy, then soy sauce or tamari can be used in place of coconut aminos.

Apple Cider Vinegar

You can use lemon juice or rice vinegar in place of apple cider vinegar.

Maple Syrup

Honey, agave syrup, coconut sugar or coconut nectar can be used instead of maple syrup in this recipe.


The sriracha adds a slight spicy kick to these noodles. If you are not fond of spicy noodles, then simply omit the sriracha.

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  • Serve on their own for a super simple, easy and tasty meal.
  • Top this sesame bowl off with tofu or tempeh for some added protein (note: this is not soy-free).
  • Serve alongside your favorite steamed veggies. Broccoli, carrots, and spinach are some of my favorite additions.
  • Top with green onions or sauteed mushrooms.
  • This is a great dish to serve alongside some spring rolls for a heartier meal.
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These noodles can be enjoyed served right way, chilled in the fridge then served as cold sesame noodles, or stored in the fridge in an air tight container for up to one week. To reheat, simply place in a skillet over low heat until warmed throughout.

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Sesame Noodles

Super simple, easy and delicious Sesame Noodles made with wholesome ingredients. Gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and soy-free.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Entrées, Side Dish, Vegan
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 ramen noodle cakes 5 oz (or 5 oz of spaghetti noodles, rice noodles or any pasta of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • cilantro to garnish


  • Prepare noodles of choice according to package directions. Set aside.
  • In a bowl combine sesame oil, coconut aminos, vinegar, maple syrup, sriracha, garlic and pepper. Whisk until smoothly combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the still warm noodles and toss to combine.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and freshly chopped cilantro before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Please refer to the post above to learn more about making, enjoying, storing and substituting ingredients with these noodles.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 2030mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g
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About Author

Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.


  • McCall
    05/05/2020 at 9:24 PM

    5 stars
    This just moved up to the top of my list for noodle sauces. Yum!! The garlic powder and sriracha adds the perfect garlicky kick. Genius. I also added a tsp of arrowroot powder to help the sauce thicken a bit. Thank you for the keeper!

    • Kristen Wood
      05/05/2020 at 10:28 PM

      Oh, that makes me so very happy to hear! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Tiffany
    03/25/2020 at 10:42 PM

    This looks mouthwatering! Gluten free, Vegan, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and on the table in 10 minutes? I’m sold – thanks for the recipe.


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