Cold Sesame Noodle Salad


Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

Mmm sesame noodles. There is just something so satisfying about a plate of Cold Sesame Noodle Salad. It’s kind of like my summer comfort food.

When Ryan and I go out for a quick sushi lunch we usually visit a local conveyor belt sushi place. We like it, especially with Kellan in tow, because we can sit down and start eating right away. No need to wait for a server. No need to wait for the kitchen to cook our food. Sit down. Grab. Eat. Pay. Go.

It’s a very convenient dining style when you’ve got a 21 month old.

Holy cow.

Is that right? 21 months?

When did he get to be 21 months?!

Ahhh time really does go fast when you’re an adult.

I hear it goes even faster after you turn 30.

Which I will be doing in October.

Holy cow.

Moving on…

Conveyor belt sushi can be a tricky game. You see the sushi chef put something on the belt that you really want and you wait. And you watch as it passes by each table hoping that the person right before you won’t snag it before you do. And that has happened to me many times, and always with sesame noodle salad.  But once I finally get some. I’m in heaven. It’s light. It’s refreshing. And so so flavorful.

And it’s not just me that loves it, Kellan loves it too.

And if a salad can please both an adult and a toddler. Well that, my friends, is what we call a win.

  • Serves 4 - 6
  • Prep time:
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  • 1 ( 13.75 ounce) package whole grain thin spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (white vinegar will work as well)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 green onions, diced


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and run under cool water. Let drain again.
  2. While noodles are cooking whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger, garlic and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  3. Place cooled noodles into bowl. Add in grated carrots and diced green onion. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve.


  • cassie

    Time just flies by, doesn’t it? It’s crazy!

    I love these noodles. My favorite flavors, right here!

  • Ashley – Baker by Nature

    This noodle salad is just perfect for Summer eats! I love it!

  • Jackie {Domestic Fits}

    Totally perfect for summer, love it.

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Great for summer!!! Love this!

  • Marnia

    I love these! I also add some red pepper flakes for a little kick.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Yes that’s true about age, and after I turned 31, I don’t remember how old I am (seriously!). And the physically it goes downhill after 35… you don’t want to know! ;) I love this sesame noodle salad!

  • Nita

    Or add chili oil. Love it!

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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