Last year was the first time I really got into spring pastas. I loved the idea of tossing crisp, fresh produce with a mellow dose of pasta and a light sauce.
There’s just an easiness to them that is very appealing, and that’s certainly true of this recipe—although, I suppose this is technically a noodle recipe not a pasta, but it’s in the area, right? Anyway, bok choy was looking particularly delicious to me when I was grocery shopping last week, so my first spring noodle dish this year has some Asian flair.
I threw a small handful of cashews in mine, but I’m leaving it up to you to choose whatever protein you’d like—chicken, tofu, or I think this dish would be fantastic with shrimp.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
Easy Sesame Noodles
Prep time: 15 min | Cook and serve time: 10 min | Ready in: 25 min
1 head of bok choy
1 red bell pepper
2 green onions
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
4 ounces rice noodles
Protein of your choice (I used 1/3 cup cashews)
- Mince ginger.
- Mince garlic.
- Whisk together tamari, salt, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, and honey.
- Slice red pepper.
- Slice bok choy.
- Slice green onions.
Cook and serve:
- Prepare rice noodles according to the package’s directions.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring a few times.
- Add sliced bell pepper, cooking until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add noodles and pour in tamari sauce. Stir to coat evenly.
- Remove from heat, then stir in sliced bok choy, green onions, and sesame seeds.
Serve and enjoy!
Hi! This recipe looks delicious….I’d like to make it for company but I’m wondering did you mean sesame SEEDS instead of sesame oil or does it need the oil & you forgot to mention the seeds? Also, I need to double the recipe, should I double everything? Thank you!!
Hi Wendy! Ack! Yes, seeds in addition to oil. I’d say about 2 tablespoons…I will update the ingredient list, thanks so much for calling that out! And yes, just double everything! Hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so much! Yum!
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Wow! These look so good, in fact you made me hungry
Everything on your blog looks great! I can’t wait to try a few recipes especially since most of them are quick 🙂
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Yay! Mission accomplished! 😉