20 Minute Stir Fried Honey Ginger Sesame Noodles…best for nights when you’re craving a saucy, salty, noodle, but want something homemade…and quick. Noodles stir fried in a sweet and spicy, ginger garlic sauce with lots of stir fried vegetables and toasted sesame cashews. These quick vegetable-filled noodle bowls can be made and ready in just about 20 minutes. Not only is this a healthy (vegan) noodle bowl, it’s also delicious…and extra saucy too. Just the way all noodles should be.
Well, happy Thursday day guys! Not sure about you all, but this week is both flying by and going so slow. Busy days, but also long days, which makes me very much ready for a quick-cooking weeknight dinner…and then the weekend!
Enter these, saucy, quick, and easy noodles…inspired by Asher, but fancied up a bit (in a good way)!
Nothing about this recipe requires rocket science by any means. It’s a very simple recipe, but also one of those recipes that everyone finds really damn delicious. It’s the combination of a salty soy sauce and sweet honey…so good!
Asher LOVES noodles. Just like my mom really. Anything buttery, salty, and filled with carbs is right up her alley.
But ramen noodles tossed in a bit of soy sauce? Oh my gosh, that is her real favorite. If I made that for her daily, she’d be a pretty happy gal. I too had a craving for noodles, so I thought, why not just make Asher’s favorite recipe, but do it up ever so slightly.
I always start by making the cashews, which are totally optional. But I do love the crunch and added texture they bring. I roast them in the oven, then toss them with soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and sesame seeds. They come out a little sweet, spicy and salty.
Warning, they are definitely a bit addicting. You may just want to double the recipe and save some for later!
While the nuts bake, I do literally everything else so that by the time they’re done cooking, the noodles are ready for eating.
For the sauce, it’s a simple mix of soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and peanut butter or tahini. I like to add molasses for a little tang and sweetness that you’d usually find in a hoisin-style sauce.
Next, boil the noodles. You can really use any kind of noodle, but a good ramen noodle is my favorite. If you’re gluten-free, use your favorite rice noodles (or try these gluten-free ramen noodles). Make the recipe work for you! Drain the noodles, then start stir-frying the vegetables. I like to use a mix of vegetables. Broccoli, snap peas, peppers, and spinach are my favorites! Throw in lots of ginger, then pour in the sauce and simmer a bit until the sauce thickens.
Now grab those noodles and toss them right into that sauce. Add a couple of spoonfuls of chili garlic oil and stir fry until the sauce coats the noodles. Then remove everything from the heat and serve it up!
It’s best to serve these right off the stove as the noodles soak up the sauce pretty quickly! That’s not to say that leftovers aren’t great, because they are. But the noodles are BEST right off the stove.
Perfect for busy spring and summer weeknights. When it’s hot out and you’re looking for a quick and healthy dinner…this is your dish!
Hoping you guys love this one as much as I do. I’m already excited to make this again tonight!
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20 Minute Stir Fried Honey Ginger Sesame Noodles
Calories Per Serving: 443 kcal
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- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 4 tablespoons honey (maple or brown sugar, if vegan)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- black pepper
- 8 ounces ramen noodles, Chinese egg noodles, or rice noodles
- 2 tablespoons sesame or extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups mixed stir fry vegetables
- 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
- 1-2 tablespoons garlic chili oil
- 2 tablespoons raw sesame seeds
- 2 green onions, chopped
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread the cashews out on the baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Add the sriracha, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons honey, and the sesame seeds. Toss to combine. Bake another 5 minutes, until toasted.2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain. 3. To make the sauce. In a jar, whisk together 1/2 cup soy sauce. 3 tablespoons honey, the rice vinegar, peanut butter, molasses, and a big pinch of black pepper. 4. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and stir-fry until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, cook another minute, then pour in the sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the noodles and chili garlic oil. Toss to combine, cooking another 3-5 minutes until the sauce coats the noodles. 5. Serve the noodles topped with cashews and green onions.