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There are few things tastier in this world than saucy noodles with veggies, and these garlic sesame noodles are up there with my favorites. Better yet, I’ve made them healthier than ever by using Explore Cuisine Chickpea Spaghetti. This spaghetti is higher in protein and fiber than traditional noodles such as lo mein that you might use with this dish, but I swear you’d have no idea while eating it.

The chickpea noodles cook in 10 minutes, during which time you can whisk up the sauce and stir-fry your veggies. This meal literally comes together in minutes and is made with pantry ingredients plus a few fresh veggies. There are no shortcuts on flavor here, though. After I finished taking some photos of the noodles, we seriously ate the rest of them straight from the pan because we couldn’t wait to put them on a plate, that’s how good they are.

The dish starts by stir-frying fresh bell pepper, carrot, and broccoli, and then adding the cooked Explore Cuisine pasta and tossing everything with an easy sauce made with fresh garlic, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. If you prefer, serve the finished dish with scallions and more toasted sesame seeds. You won’t be disappointed!

Garlic Sesame Noodles Recipe
Easy garlic sesame noodles that happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and protein-packed thanks to Explore Cuisine chickpea spaghetti! Ready in just 10 minutes of cooking and seasoned with a sweet and savory, super garlicky sesame sauce.


  • 1 8 oz. package Explore Cuisine chickpea spaghetti
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced or cut into matchsticks
  • 1 head broccoli cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 green onions or scallions thinly sliced (optional, for serving)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional, for serving)

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or use brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp chili-garlic sauce (or use sriracha, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil


  1. Boil a large pot of water. Cook the Explore Cuisine chickpea spaghetti according to package directions until cooked through. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning to taste if desired.
  3. While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until starting to become tender, about 3 minutes. Add the broccoli, and cook for another 2 minutes until the broccoli turns bright green.
  4. Add the cooked chickpea noodles and sauce mixture, folding gently to combine. Continue to cook for about 3 more minutes, or until the sauce is thickened slightly and heated throughout. Serve hot, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Sesame Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 fourth recipe)
Calories 405Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Potassium 622mg18%
Total Carbohydrates 58g19%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 12g
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A89%
Vitamin C294%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Adapted : 10-MINUTE GARLIC SESAME NOODLES @ yupitsvegan