Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

After watching Rachael Ray prepare her cold sesame noodles on TV, I tried it out myself and ended up tweaking it a bit before I was done. These noodles are usually half eaten before they get a chance to cool down!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, cayenne, crushed red pepper, olive oil, sesame oil and sugar until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  2. Add the cooled noodles and toss to coat.
  3. Serve at room temperature, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.
Most Helpful

Wow - this is fantastic. It's great just as the recipe is, though I used 1/2 pound of noodles and it was just enough sauce. I used a little extra cayenne, I added about 1 T honey instead of the sugar and the result was sweet and spicy, just like I like it. I used the juice of half a lime, as some reviewers suggested, but I think it was fine without it. I did stir in 2 thinly-sliced scallions, some fresh cilantro (because I had some on hand) and some toasted sesame seeds. I garnished it with some crushed peanuts. Beautiful!

Spice Boy July 26, 2009

This was a really yummy recipe!! I added broccoli and peas to it as well as chicken that I had marinated in soy sauce and some other things. It stretched the recipe to 8 servings and made it healthier, and it was still delicious! Thank you!!

Mdnitesky April 20, 2011

Great stuff. I've a few additions tho. I I use a mix of white, brown, and green Japanese noodles. I like them better and they add color. I double the sauce and use a 50/50 mix of hot sesame and regular sesame oil. And then add some chopped peanuts and/or toasted seasame seeds and/ot green onion for some variety.

Comedie May 15, 2010