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vegan tahini noodles with broccoli in a bowl

Crispy Broccoli Sweet and Spicy Sesame Tahini Noodles

Incredible, sweet and spicy tahini noodles with crispy broccoli take just 30 minutes to make for the perfect weeknight dinner! These vegan tahini noodles have a delicious homemade sweet and spicy sauce and are the best meatless Monday meal. Easily choose your spice level and customize with your fav proteins!

Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine Asian
Keyword sesame tahini noodles, tahini noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the sweet and spicy sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup tahini (we use Soom)
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar (or sub coconut sugar or honey)
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2-4 tablespoons water, to thin the sauce
  • For the broccoli:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (preferably toasted sesame oil)
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped into florets (about 4-5 cups broccoli florets)
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • For the noodles:
  • 10 ounce rice noodles (or sub spaghetti or linguine)
  • For serving:
  • Red pepper flakes, if you want it extra spicy
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. First make your sweet and spicy sauce: in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, tahini, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, hot chili paste and water together. You want the sauce to be pourable and fairly thin, like a salad dressing, it will thicken as it sits a bit. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil to a large pot and place over medium heat. Add in broccoli florets, season with a little salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is slightly tender but still has a bite. The broccoli should get somewhat charred and slightly golden and crispy in places.
  3. While the broccoli is cooking you can make your rice noodles according to the directions on the package. Then drain and set aside.
  4. Once the broccoli is done cooking, you can add in your rice noodles and the tahini sauce. Toss well to combine and coat the noodles and broccoli with the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and extra red pepper flakes if you want it a little spicier. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have hot chili paste, you can simply use your favorite hot sauce instead but I do prefer the chili paste for flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Broccoli Sweet and Spicy Sesame Tahini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 137
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.2g23%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 4.5g19%
Sugar 6.6g7%
Protein 11.9g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.