Summer Sesame Noodles



  • 2 cup greens

  • 1 bunch mini onions, sliced finely

  • 1.5-2 tablespoons rice or red wine vinegar (sherry works)

  • 1 small piece of ginger

  • 1 pound of fresh ramen noodles, or 6 oz dried rice noodles (udon)

  • 1/3 cup of cilantro

  • 1-1/2 tablespoon of lime juice

  • 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil

  • Handful of toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 3 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • About 1 teaspoon garlic chili paste, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add noodles and cook according to instructions on packaging. Drain and rinse with cold water, toss with a splash of sesame oil.

  2. In a pan, sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. 

  3. Add the kale greens towards the end, seasoning with salt to taste.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients to make a sauce. Add the greens, onion and garlic to the bowl of sauce, stirring as needed

  5. Add the noodles to the sauce, evenly coating them. Garnish with red pepper flakes and cilantro.