Spicy Sesame Noodles

Spicy Sesame Noodles
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  • 8Servings


  • 16 ounces dried Chinese noodles, spaghetti or linguine
  • 4 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick pieces
  • 4 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons tahini
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup store-bought or homemade chili oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion (dark-green part only)


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the noodles and cook until almost al dente. Add the celery, carrots and bean sprouts to the pot. Cook until the vegetables soften slightly, 30 to 60 seconds. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the sesame oil.

In a medium bowl, whisk the tahini, soy sauce, chili oil, balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar and sugar. Season with salt. Pour over the noodles. Add the scallions and toss to coat.