Chilled Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Chilled Noodles with Tahini Dressing

Eileen Lee 3

"This light dish is perfect for hot summer days when you want something cool and flavorful on the side. Make it a filling main dish by adding vegetables and meat."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 380 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook the vermicelli pasta 4 to 6 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the tahini, olive oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, garlic, and sugar. Season with cayenne pepper, garlic salt, onion salt, and chives.
  3. Transfer the cooled vermicelli to the bowl, and toss with the tahini mixture to coat. Chill until serving.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I used Chinese Mie noodles, which were perfect for this. The sauce, as it was in the recipe, was missing something. I added ~1/2 tsp ancho chili powder, 1 Tbsp lime juice, and 1 tsp white pepper and then it was fine. It is also good heated. I served it with grilled, boneless, skinless chicken breast and thighs marinated in the Absolutely Ultimate Marinade from this site, which was a perfect combination.


Good flavor but the recipe as written is too dry. Next time I'll either halve the pasta or double the wet ingredients.


This tastes great for a quick, easy summer dish! Just adjust the noodles/sauce ratio a little like the other reviewers said. I didn't have some of the ingredients and substituted with angel hair pasta, paprika powder, and Miracle Whip, and ate it with some thinly sliced cucumber on the side. Very refreshing. Thanks for the recipe!