It’s officially summer so I thought I would share a fun and simple recipe with you all! I call it ‘Summer Sesame Noodles’ because in our household, we like to eat it cold. There’s nothing like eating cold noodles on a hot summer day. Seriously, try it! And for mother’s like me who are pressed for time (and really, who isn’t pressed for time nowadays?) this recipe is easy enough for my four and two year old to help out with. So trust me when I say it’s easy.
First, you need to boil your noodles. Any Asian noodle will suffice but I only had spaghetti in my pantry so we went with that. Whatever noodle you have will work. I told you, easy, right?
Pour 1/4 cup of soy sauce (I used lite, but whichever works) into a bowl and add in 3 tbsp of white sugar.
Chop up 2 cloves of garlic and toss them into the mix. As well as 2 tbsp of rice vinegar, 2-3 tablespoons of sesame oil and 2 tbsp of hot water. Now mix it all together.
Once it’s mixed, pour the sauce on top of your noodles and stir it together well. You might end up with a lot of sauce but that’s OK. My boys like getting the noodles from the bottom of the serving bowl because there’s more taste to it from all that yummy sauce.
Also, these noodles pair well as a side or in my kiddos’ case, they eat it as a main with different proteins and veggies- usually cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes. I have also added in sliced marinated chicken breast in the past. It really is a very versatile yet simple dish 🙂