Sesame Noodle Salad

A quick and easy Sesame Noodle Salad Recipe. Enjoy lukewarm or cold, either way, this Asian side dish is packed full of delicious flavor.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword noodle salad, sesame noodle salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 458 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 3/4 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 red pepper julienned
  • 1/2 head savoy cabbage shredded
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and julienned
  • 1/4 cup cashews toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 package ramen noodles crushed

for the dressing:

  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or plain white vinegar would work too
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or any other light oil
  • salt
  • pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Combine all ingredients for dressing first.

  2. Cook spaghetti until al dente- you want it to be chewy, not soft and mushy. Drain pasta and toss with half of the prepared dressing while it is still warm. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl toss all vegetables together. Add in cooked spaghetti and mix. Pour in remaining dressing and toss to coat. At this point, it all should be luke warmish. It's really good like this, or you can refrigerate it until its cold.

  4. So, once you're ready to eat, top the salad with crushed ramen and cashews.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Noodle Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 686mg30%
Potassium 465mg13%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 3189IU64%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.