Light yet satisfying tahini noodles are the answer to your 30 minutes or less dinner. When I'm in a hurry, I still want a quality meal even though I have limited time. Delicious, and satisfying, this Asian tahini noodle bowl is packed with vegetables and a light Asian tahini dressing. And, this tahini noodle recipe can be made a day in advance for even more speedy delivery.
Plus, you can customize the tahini noodle bowl based on what's in your refrigerator or what you're craving.
Today, I found purple and white cabbage, green onions, leftover shelled edamame, red pepper, and various other veggies in my refrigerator.
So, from start to finish, I used my extra veggies and dressed them up for dinner.
What veggies did I add to my tahini noodles?
To satisfy my Asian food craving, I focused on creating a delicious, slightly spicy, sweet, crunchy, and healthy tahini noodle bowl. With that in mind, the Asain tahini sauce brings the savory and sweet flavors together in beautiful harmony.
Although I'm typically a savory girl, I like it a little sweet as well. I always add more red pepper flakes or ask for extra spice at our local Asian restaurant.
Not only does this Asain tahini noodle bowl make a fabulous dinner, but if you're smart, you make enough for lunch the next day.
In fact, I think the longer it marinates in the dressing, the more fabulous the Vegan Thai Tahini Noodle Bowls taste.
THE INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN THAI TAHINI NOODLE BOWL
- Rice Noodles
- Broccoli florets
- Purple cabbage
- White cabbage
- Red Bell Pepper
- Mame- shelled edamame
- Fresh Cilantro
- Sesame Seeds
WHY RICE NOODLES? 4-6 MINUTES AND DONE!
Rice noodles are noodles made from rice, so they are naturally gluten-free.
The principal ingredients, for example, are rice flour and water.
Not only are rice noodles delicious, but they also cook in 4-6 minutes, depending on how you like them. Furthermore, rice noodles absorb the flavors of the dressing and maintain their texture regardless of dressing in advance.
Another great tip for cooking rice noodles is because it only takes 4-6 minutes to boil; you can also cook vegetables, like broccoli, simultaneously in the same pot.
Asian Tahini Sauce
Despite my usual miso or nut-based dressing, I decided to use tahini for this particular tahini noodle bowl. Tahini, a paste made of pureed sesame seeds, is a lot like almond butter or peanut butter but with a milder flavor.
Even though tahini is often used in Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus, tahini is a versatile ingredient because it heightens the flavors of the other ingredients in the dressing.
Though the main ingredient, the tahini serves as the creamy base for the roasted sesame flavored dressing.
- Fresh Ginger
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Lime Juice
- Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Maple Syrup
- Sea Salt
- Pepper to taste
ADD EVERYTHING TO ONE BOWL AND TOSS
Add additional flavors to the dish before serving. For example, serve peanuts, wasabi peas, sriracha peas, and extra red pepper flakes on the side. Furthermore, adding more cilantro is also an option.
Do you love noodles? Check out these yummy noodle recipes!
- Spicy Peanut Noodles
- Dan dan noodles
- Yaki Udon Noodles
- Yum Yum Noodles
- Garlic Noodles
- Vietnamese Noodles
- Peanut Noodle Salad
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂