Shaved Asparagus and Noodles with Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 4 oz Udon, Soba, or Brown Rice Noodles
  • 810 stalks of Asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed chiles (optional)


  1. Prepare noodles according to package. When done, drain and set aside.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave each stalk of asparagus to desired amount.
  3. To make dressing, whisk together tahini, honey, lime juice, tamari, crushed chiles (if using), and half the toasted sesame seeds*. Combine with warm noodles and shaved asparagus.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.


*To toast sesame seeds I usually place them in a skillet over medium low heat and cook until fragrant. Just be sure to watch and shake the skillet frequently so the seeds do not burn.