Japanese noodles with sesame dressing

Japanese noodles with sesame dressing

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Soba noodles keep you fuller for longer - serve with sugar snap peas, peppers, cucumber and a tahini sauce for a nutrient-packed supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal474
  • fat21g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre7g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.9g


  • 200g soba noodle
  • 100g sugar snap pea, halved lengthways
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber, sliced or peeled into ribbons
  • 2 tsp sesame seed, toasted

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
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  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar



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  1. First make the dressing. Mix the tahini with 2 tbsp water, then stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. Set aside.

  2. Cook the noodles following pack instructions, then drain and rinse well under cold water. Divide the noodles between 2 bowls and top with the sugar snaps, red pepper and cucumber. Just before serving, pour over the dressing and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

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17th Jan, 2018
As others have said, this easy to make meal is delicious. I only used about half a tablespoon of sugar (which we all know is the root of all evil), and it was enough for my family’s taste
25th Nov, 2017
Delicious and so easy! I often add some spring onion. The dressing is fantastic and I have used it in other dishes/salads.
26th Apr, 2016
This is SO EASY, and so quick to make, and best of all it is SO TASTEY. It looked pretty bland when I dished it up, despite the colourful veg, but the flavour of the dressing is its secret. This is the easiest recipe I've found on goodreads so far that is both wholly filling and delicious. It was so good we ate it the next night, too, but added prawns for a bit of variety.
18th Apr, 2016
My kids actually love taking this to school for lunch. A great base recipe with so many variations. Also add mange tout, courgette and baby corn. Asparagus is also good.
11th Apr, 2016
Light, quick and delicious. For my veggies I used red pepper, spring onions and spinach. The dressing is lovely!
7th Aug, 2013
Amazing, one of the best stir-fries I've ever had.
11th Aug, 2012
This was fantastic for a quick and easy Saturday lunch. The dressing is beautiful and the fresh, crunchy veggies are a great change from the usual heavy stir-fries. I tend to have most of the ingredients knocking about the pantry so this would make a good stand-bye meal, possibly with different veggies too.
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