Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple but very delicious! Holds great at room temperature--the perfect potluck salad!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In boiling salted water, cook noodles until tender, five to ten minutes. Rinse in cold water until cool. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon sesame oil and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine soy sauce and sugar. Simmer until syrupy, about ten minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the tahini, 1/4 cup sesame oil, vinegar and water and soy/sugar mixture until smooth. Season to taste with cayenne.
  4. To serve, toss noodles with dressing, green onions and sesame seeds, reserving some seeds for garnish.
Most Helpful

Very good! Creamy and just the right amount of flavor. I added diced cucumber and would maybe add some shredded carrots next time. I don't think we would like it as much without the added veggies. Shredded cabbage would be great too!

Julie F May 03, 2010

This is a delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing it. I have 1 question about the directions portion of your recipe. In step 3 you say to whisk together tahini, sesame oil, vinegar and WATER and soy/sugar mixture until smooth. The ingredients don't list any specific amount of water. How much water should be incorporated into the whisked sauce? So far I've made it without any addition of water. Am I missing any important information, or was this a typo? Any response would be great, but I realize you posted this recipe some time ago. Any other people who make this recipe have any advice? Thanks!

mottmully October 28, 2015

I made this tonight after going to a Chinese Res. and they had a cold noodle salad with cucumbers with this similar sauce so I made it using rice noodles served cold and it was amazing. The noodles were thick rice noodles similar to PHO but thicker. Thank you!!

Lisa R. August 06, 2014