10-Minute Sesame Noodles

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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, ‘easy’ is pretty much my favorite adjective when it comes to food, ha! 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 certainly one of my favorite fast dinners to make. 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 the 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 the remaining sauce ingredients.

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2. Toss the noodles with the 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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Storage and Reheating

These noodles can be enjoyed right away, chilled in the fridge then served as cold sesame noodles, or stored in the refrigerator 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.
4.97 from 51 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 gluten-free ramen noodle cakes 5 oz (or 5 oz of spaghetti noodles, rice noodles or any gluten-free 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.
Also see: 22 Rice Noodle Recipes.
Also see: Gluten Free Macaroni Salad.
You might like: A Guide to Asian Spices.
You might also like: Gigi Hadid Pasta.


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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  1. Hi, just found this blog. Where do you find gluten free ramen noodles. I have searched and can’t find them anywhere. I miss my Ramen.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum yum yum! So quick easy to make, delicious (even with sweet potato noodles) and keeps well! This is a winner.

  3. You may want to specify that ramen noodles are usually wheat- people will need to be sure to purchase rice ramen or other gluten-free ramen.

    1. Hi Haley! Thank you SO much for catching this! I usually add that automatically, being that this is a GF blog, but somehow that was a major oversight on my part. I’ve now updated it. Thanks again! 🙂

  4. 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!

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