Now you know the 9 benefits of eating sesame seeds; here’s a quick and simple way to use them!
Sesame Noodle Sauce
1/3 cup of tahini
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey, agave or other liquid sweetener
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin, rice vinegar of half the amount of other white vinegar
Grated fresh ginger (optional)
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish(optional)
Combine all the ingredients together. Taste. If you think it needs a little more salt, add more soy. More sweet, add more honey. More sour, add more vinegar. Your sauce should be a pourable consistency, but this can depend on your tahini. If it’s a big thick and paste-like, thin it with a little hot water added gradually and then season to taste again. Pour over cooked noodles. Can be eaten warm or cold.
This sauce is particularly good on any kind of noodle, but our favourite is to combine the sauce with thick white udon noodles, chopped cucumber, red capsicum, shredded carrot, chopped omlette and a little spring onion. It goes great with chicken, salmon, beef and tofu.
Sesame sauce noodles are an almost weekly meal in our household, especially in the summer months and are a great lunchbox meal.