Sesame Noodles Recipe- Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

I always loved sesame noodles growing up- my mom used to make them often in the summer- they taste amazing cold.
Now that I'm gluten free, I don't make mine like hers- I don't use regular spaghetti, but rice vermicelli. Rice vermicelli is the cheapest gluten free pasta I can get around here, but the problem is it is pretty bland tasting, so doesn't work well in most pasta dishes. But anything soy sauce based, and it is amazing.
This version of sesame spaghetti is quick to prepare, and is perfect as a side dish for those lazy summer afternoons.

Sesame Noodles Recipe- Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

1 package rice vermicelli, prepared (or equal amount of other spaghetti or angel hair pasta)
6 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
1-2 1/2 tablespoons honey, jaggery syrup, coconut sugar, or white sugar (to taste)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 sprinkle hot pepper flakes
4 tablespoons mildly flavored oil (I used sunflower oil)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
A few scallions (optional)

1. Mix the sauce ingredients, minus the sesame seeds and scallions.

2. Pour the sauce onto the noodles.

3. Slice scallions and mix them, and the sesame seeds, into the pasta.

4. Refrigerate, and serve chilled.


Ever make sesame noodles? How do you make yours? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?

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  1. This looks good! It attracted my attention because I'm collecting gluten free recipes that I can make when my son's gluten-intolerant girlfriend comes to visit next month. He says soy sauce is out though, because it's brewed with wheat...(???). I've always just picked up the general stuff, but I take it then there must be gluten-free brands available?

    1. Sorry for not specifying in the recipe- to be gluten free, this needs to be made with gluten free soy sauce, not regular soy sauce! I adjusted the recipe to include that fact. Regular soy sauce is made with soy and wheat, gluten free stuff is made without the wheat.

  2. You can also use tamari sauce. It's gluten-free and taste just like soy sauce.

    1. Be careful- not all tamari is wheat/gluten free. The local tamari sauce where I live has wheat in it.

  3. Made these tonight, subbed coconut aminos, chicken broth, and fish sauce for the soy sauce... They are amazing! Thanks for reminding how yummy cold noodles are!

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