There's something fantastic about coming home after a long day and simply reaching into the refrigerator for dinner, with no cooking necessary. Make these sesame noodles today for an easy dinner tomorrow!

At the end of a long day, it can be all too easy to run for the drawer that holds the take out menus and quickly place an order. But, with this simple dish that takes only minutes to prepare, you'll be one step ahead, with the perfect dinner already waiting for you in the refrigerator. You could certainly serve these sesame noodles as a side dish, but since you have your protein covered with the roasted peanuts, this dish can easily be the main dish for an easy dinner.

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Cold sesame noodles with peanuts and green onions

Ingredients:

  • 9-1/2 ounces soba noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 4 whole green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Prepare soba noodles according to package directions.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil and canola oil.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Once noodles are done cooking, drain them, whisk the sauce a final time and add the warm noodles to the sauce bowl and toss to coat noodles completely.
  5. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least an hour.
  6. Prior to serving, slice green onions and set aside.
  7. Add peanuts to chilled noodles and toss to combine.
  8. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds and serve cold.
  9. Store any leftover noodles in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Tasty Tip^ If you love these sesame noodles as much as we do (and we know you will!), you'll quickly wish that you had made a double batch! Since these hold up so well in the refrigerator, double up next time so you'll have plenty of leftovers! Just be sure to avoid adding the peanuts, green onions and sesame seeds until just before eating, as they can become a bit soggy.

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