Classic Sesame Noodles with Cucumbers

white bowl with sesame noodles topped with cucumbers and scallions

This recipe is a play on a classic Chinese takeout dish, sesame noodles, and it’s so easy to make at home. Hopefully you have most of these ingredients kicking around the fridge. It’s a great Friday meal when you are running lower on fresh produce, but you aren’t quite ready for a weekend grocery shopping trip yet.

This is the final day of noodle salads for a week’s worth of different noodle based lunches. See the full post with all recipe links here.

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5 Days of Noodley Lunches

Rather than the usual recipe plus explanation of why you should try it, this week I thought I’d give you a week’s worth of lunch plans. It’s the summer. Did you guys notice? It’s hot. Here’s what happens for me when it’s like this. My appetite goes down during the day and I basically just want to eat watermelon. Then the sun goes down and I’m ravenous and cranky. Not the best or smartest way to live. I think we can all agree.

Enter cold noodle salads. I can always make room for some cold noodles for lunch! And they are so fast. The slowest part is waiting for the water to boil for the noodles. So let’s get efficient and commit to noodle lunches all week and cook them all in one big batch. Then all you have to do is grab your cooked noodles and toss them with whatever you have in the fridge. And did I mention this is pretty darn inexpensive?

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