Quick Sesame Soba Noodles


for sauce---

1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

1/4 cup canola oil

about 3/4 cup hot water (depending on how thick or thin you like your sauce)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tsp fresh minced ginger

1 tsp minced garlic

for assembly---

sliced raw sugar snap peas

thinly sliced green onions

sesame seeds

8 oz dry soba noodles


Cook soba noodles according to package directions. When done, drain and rinse noodles immediately in cold water. Set aside.

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients (tahini through garlic) in a food processor or blender. Process until very smooth. Add the hot water last, while the motor is running on your food processor or blender. You may not need all 3/4 cup water --- just add enough until desired consistency is reached. This sauce shouldn't be too thick or overly thin and runny.

To serve, pour desired about of sauce over noodles and top with sliced snap peas, green onions and sesame seeds.


30 minutes