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Murielle Banackissa

Creamy Sesame and Broccoli Noodles

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15 mins Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins
Serves 2

Creamy, rich and comforting, this noodle dish is gluten free, vegan and can be prepped in 15 minutes, making it a wonderful weeknight dinner option!


  • 1 ½ tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp runny tahini
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek or sriracha
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli , cut into small florets
  • 140 g ramen noodles (I used half a package of these noodles by Lotus Foods)
  • Sesame seeds , for garnish
  • Sliced green onions , for garnish


  1. Step 1

    Add tamari, tahini, vegetarian oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, sriracha and black pepper into a medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Bring a pot of water along with 2 teaspoons of salt to boil.

  3. Step 3

    Once boiling, drop ramen noodles and cook according to the time suggested on the packaging, making sure to drop in the broccoli 2 minutes before draining to cook through.

  4. Step 4

    Drain the noodles and the broccoli and return to the pot.

  5. Step 5

    Pour sauce on top and mix to coat.

  6. Step 6

    Divide between two plates or two bowls, top with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy immediately.

Common Questions & Swaps

According to the instructions on the packaging of the ramen I used, they were meant to be ready in 4 minutes so I dropped in my broccoli at the 2-minute mark.

  • I do not have tamari, can I replace it? I think soy sauce would do just great here, just maybe start with 1 tablespoon, taste and add more if desired, because I find that soy sauce is slightly more salty and has a stronger flavour than tamari.

  • Can I replace tahini with another nut butter? I actually think that almond butter would be good here as well, but I have not tested it so I cannot guarantee the results.

  • Where can I find vegetarian oyster sauce? Is it vegan? Can I replace it with something else? Vegetarian oyster sauce is vegan, anyways the one I picked up does not have animal products listed in the ingredient list. Here are a couple of alternatives for the vegetarian oyster sauce. The best place to find this sauce is at Asian grocery stores. 

  • Can I use other noodles than the ones you used? Of course, use the ones you like, just make sure to make two servings worth.

Creamy Sesame and Broccoli Noodles with chopsticks in bowl touching the noodles
Bowl of creamy sesame and broccoli noodles
Closeup of creamy noodles around chopsticks
Closeup up of chopsticks holding creamy sesame and broccoli noodles

As the days are getting colder, my desire to indulge in more comforting foods increases.

I have not yet hopped on the pumpkin bandwagon, but I have definitely hopped on the pasta/noodle train!

What I absolutely love about these noodles is the fact they are so quick and easy to put together! Honestly, this is the type of recipe you can make on a whim. Just mix the sauce ingredients together, cook the pasta (and the broccoli in the same water!), drain, drop in the sauce and you are good to go!

The sauce of these ramen noodles is definitely what sets it apart. Made with silky tahini; it is just creamy to perfection without being overly rich and without the flavour of the tahini overpowering everything.


These noodles are delicious eaten alongside cast-iron grilled toful!

Well… On that note, if on a chilly night you are craving a plate (or bowl!) of creamy noodles, swimming in a umami tahini sauce and served with fresh broccoli, look no further, this one is for YOU!

If you do end up making this recipe, be sure to share it on social media and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).

Have a wonderful week my friends!