We were in the grocery store a couple weeks ago and about to buy the last two jars of tahini when I noticed a couple women scanning the shelves to buy tahini as well. I offered them one of the 250 g jars (frustratingly the only size available). They thanked me and told me that they were going to make hummus and asked if I knew what else tahini was good for. Thoughts of Tahini Lime Cookies and Tahini Garlic Lemon Dressing and this meal came to mind and I shared ideas with a gleeful smile! I had to add this recipe to the weeks meal plan.

This is another old favourite from Sabrina. Oh how I love the taste of sesame and good thing because this rich stir fry has a lot of it with sesame oil, sesame seeds and tahini. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Sesame Lo Mein

Sesame Lo Mein

  • 1/4 cup Safflower Oil
  • 1 package extra firm Tofu
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 cup Carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cups Bok Choy, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced long and thin
  • 1 can Water Chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Snow Peas
  • 1 lb Linguine (or Rice Noodles or Quinoa or…)
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup Tahini
  • 6 Green Onions, chopped
  1. Make pasta and set aside.
  2. Heat wok over medium; when thoroughly heated add oil and tofu. Sauté until all sides of the tofu are slightly browned. Drizzle with tamari, toss, remove from wok and set aside.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, carrots and bok choy and cook for 5 minutes, tossing intermittently.
  4. Add red pepper, water chestnuts and sesame seeds and cook for another 5 minutes or until carrots are becoming tender.
  5. Add snow peas and toss.
  6. Add pasta, drizzle sesame oil and tahini. Toss to combine.
  7. Serve topped with green onion.
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5 Responses to Sesame Lo Mein

  1. Erin says:

    Mmmm, yes after I see the ingedients we would all like it i’m certain. I could sub in chicken too? You share the greatest recipes and these days my palate wants to try new things!! Perfectly timed.

  2. Annie says:

    I’d love to hear how well chicken would work! I would think thinly sliced, seasoned and broiled could work well…

  3. Katie says:

    Yum that looks good. I love tahini as well. I just made some grilled baba ganoush with plenty of tahini- a perfect lunch with flatbread!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Sounds fantastic! Do you think it would work served cold like a pasta salad?

  5. Annie says:

    If the pasta was macaroni or other short pasta, I think that would work well. I love it cool as leftovers so… Good idea!

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