Cold Sesame Noodles

This is a meatless lunch and I’m loving it.

If you’re familiar with me or my blog then you know that I live for easy lunches that I can make ahead of time to bring to work. I’ve noticed that I eat healthier when I prep my lunches on Sunday before the busy week. I’d bet that many of you feel the same way as me.

So today I have a new favorite lunch. I saw this recipe on Instagram a few months ago and I couldn’t wait to try it. It had my name written all over it. I mean, it’s vegetarian, easy, and healthy.

Are spiralized foods still popular? I jumped on the band wagon late and to be honest I don’t use the spiralizer often because it’s kind of a pain to clean. Maybe that’s why it took me so long to try this recipe. Well, I’m glad that I did because it exceeded my expectations. It’s delicious and it will definitely be added to my rotation.

Cold Sesame Noodles Recipe

(Makes 4 servings)

Ingredients for Noodle Dish:

  • 4 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 thick carrots, spiralized
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • sprinkling of sliced green onions
  • sprinkling of chopped peanuts
  • sprinkling of sesame seeds

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • squeeze of fresh lime

Directions for the Noodle Dish:

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the box, then drain it and set it aside.
  2. In a big bowl add the cooked spaghetti, spiralized raw zucchini and carrots, and chickpeas.
  3. Pour in the sauce and gently mix everything together.  See directions below for making the sauce.
  4. Portion the servings and then sprinkle the sliced green onions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds on top for garnish.

Directions for Sauce:

  1. In a glass measuring cup add the peanut butter, soy cause, rice vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, grated garlic and ginger, pepper flakes, and fresh lime juice.
  2. Whisk everything together until it’s well combined.

Slightly adapted from: Sweet Peas and Safron


  1. Victoria Cooke says:

    Very colorful and looks delicious! I can’t wait to make this!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much!!

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