sesame sauce 2x

There’s a sauce I’ve been digging, and it goes like this: whisk together equal parts tahini (sesame paste), maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar / season with salt and pepper to taste / toss with your favorite noodles or use as a dip for your favorite prepared veggies. This combo is simple, perky, nutty, and just sweet enough (I think I wouldn’t mind being described that way – ha).

Lately I have enjoyed the sauce on sweet potato/buckwheat noodles with toasted sesame seeds and over brown rice noodles and steamed broccoli (the latter I enjoy most as a cold noodle dish; it’s toothy and all the more flavorful after fridging overnight). If you are using this sauce with noodles, be sure to first anoint the noodles with a little olive oil before mixing in the sauce. An 8 oz. package of noodles needs about 2 tablespoons of each sauce ingredient.

11 thoughts on “sesame sauce 2x

    • Thanks! I will look for some. I know some stores have sesame oil, but I am not sure if they have Japanese sesame oil. How do you like to use it?

      • As you might use olive oil with pasta so in the above “soba” recipe you could probably substitute the sasame paste with the oil. I’m not sure how mixing it with maple syrup would be though! I might try that.

  1. Any suggested alternatives to maple syrup? Would golden syrup do, or even honey? I’m guessing honey is going to impart too strong/specific a flavour? It’s just we don’t have maple syrup much here especially at a good price..but I LOVE sesame and have been meaning to get some tahini. Guess I could also make it myself…hmm….now there’s an idea πŸ˜‰

    • Can you get ginger syrup? Otherwise, I imagine honey would be tasty, too! I will have to try that out next πŸ™‚ You might need a little hot water in the mix if your honey is extra thick.

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