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sesame noodles salad
Vegan Asian Sesame Noodles Salad with Cucumber and Herbs {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Asian sesame noodles Salad with cucumber and herbs make for a perfect 20 minute quick summer meal. Perfect served cold and refreshing with the crunchy cucumbers, fragrant herbs and silky smooth spicy sesame and peanut butter dressing.

Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Asian, gluten free, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 8 ounces dried rice noodles thickness of pad thai noodles, cooked according to package directions and rinsed in cold water, then drained.
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste or tahini
  • 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free tamari
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon agave
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic paste sambal olek
  • 3 small english cucumbers thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts crushed
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • handful mint chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds roasted
  1. Toss noodles with 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil.
  2. In a bowl combine the dressing ingredients - 2 tablespoons sesame oil, sesame paste, peanut butter, tamari, rice vinegar, agave, ginger and chili garlic paste. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl combine noodles and sauce, tossing until combined.
  4. Plate noodles and top with cucumbers, cilantro, mint and sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Slightly Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Asian Sesame Noodles Salad with Cucumber and Herbs {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 923mg40%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.