Sesame Garlic Noodles with Broccoli, Basil & Crispy Tempeh

Sesame garlic noodles are a simple, tasty vegan primary. All set in 25 minutes! Saucy noodles, fresh veggies, and crispy tempeh for protein.

An overhead shot of a bowl of noodles with slices of tempeh and cooked broccoli pieces.

A 3/4 angle shot of some Thai basil plants in an herb garden.

An overhead shot of a head of broccoli being trimmed.

An up close shot of dry whole grain noodles.

A 3/4 angle shot of a garlic sesame sauce being whisked up on a black bowl.

I like how basic these sesame garlic noodles are to make! The crispy pieces of tempeh that we include for protein are merely scorched ahead of time in a frying pan. The noodles and broccoli cook together. And the sauce is merely blended in a bowl and included at the end. Easy!

The 6 active ingredient sauce is tamari-based and incredibly flavourful. We include a little bit of lime juice, garlic, sesame oil, and a tip of maple syrup to stabilize whatever out. I blend it together, put it over the noodles, prepared broccoli, and a lot of sliced herbs, and it’s done!

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What I like most about this dish is that you might quickly make it year-round. It’s likewise incredibly reputable as a weeknight supper that great deals of folks will like. I understand that not everybody is the hugest fan of tempeh, and I get that! You might certainly replace some scorched tofu cubes or other protein of your option.

If you like cilantro, it would likewise be tasty in this dish! Truthfully the entire meal is rather versatile if you keep the noodles, veg, and sauce undamaged. Whatever else can be freestyled to your taste!

A 3/4 angle shot of some leaves of basil in a stoneware bowl.

An overhead shot of pieces of tempeh being browned in a skillet.

An overhead shot of broccoli and noodles being cooked in the same saucepan.

An overhead shot of garlic sesame noodles on a white platter. The dish also features broccoli florets and chopped herbs.

Sesame Garlic Noodles with Broccoli, Basil & Crispy Tempeh

Sesame garlic noodles are a simple, tasty vegan primary. All set in 25 minutes! Saucy noodles, fresh veggies, and crispy tempeh for protein.

PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 25 minutes OVERALL TIME 40 minutes

Course Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4 -6

Author: Laura Wright


Sesame Garlic Sauce Components

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus additional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ( I utilized a hot-toasted one with chilies)
  • 1 clove garlic, carefully grated with a Microplane grater
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, plus additional for garnish

Noodles, Tempeh Etc.

  • 3/4 pound noodles of option
  • 4 cups little broccoli florets ( from approximately 1 lot of broccoli)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 8 oz ( 227) grams tempeh, chopped 1/2 inch thick
  • handful of Thai basil leaves, sliced (or routine basil if you have it!)
  • 2 green onions, very finely sliced


  • In a little bowl, blend together the Tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, and sesame seeds. Reserve.
  • Fill a big pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. As soon as boiling, include the noodles. Prepare the noodles according to package instructions, dropping the broccoli florets into the pot when there’s 3 minutes left. Drain pipes the noodles and broccoli.
  • While the noodles and broccoli are cooking, heat the coconut oil in a big sautĂ© pan over medium-high heat. Location the tempeh pieces in the pan in a single layer. Let the very first side brown completely. Turn the pieces over and let the opposite brown. Season the tempeh with salt and pepper and surface with a capture of lime juice.
  • In a big bowl, toss the noodles, broccoli, tempeh, Thai basil, green onions, and sesame garlic sauce together up until whatever is uniformly combined. Garnish the sesame garlic noodles with some additional sesame seeds and serve!


  • Utilize any noodles you like for this. I opted for an easy spelt-base noodle that I had on hand, however you might likewise do buckwheat soba, edamame/mung bean fettuccine, wild rice noodles … spiralized raw zucchini even! If you choose conventional cooked/grain-based noodles, simply bear in mind the cook time on the plan, and drop the broccoli in when there has to do with 3 minutes entrusted to the cooking time.
  • A note on the tempeh too: normally I believe tempeh is best when it’s very first steamed and after that seared/roasted. If you’re open to frying the tempeh in a good quantity of oil (as I explain in this dish), you can avoid the steaming and go directly to browning.

A head on shot of a platter of noodles and broccoli garnished with herbs

Program Conceal 32 remarks

  • Julia @ HappyFoods

    Never ever consumed tempeh however taking a look at this meal I seem like going to our regional store to take a look if they offer it so I might make it! Reply

  • Dawn

    Outstanding. I have a package of tempeh in the refrigerator too. Yum! Reply

  • ClĂ©mentine

    Thanks Laura for the words on Instagram & co. I’m likewise attempting presently to examine just as soon as a day and possibly not scrolling through the entire feed thread as I followed more people/restaurants just recently …

    Very same for this type of noodle meal is precisely what I will choose if I feel lazy, yearning for home cooking which it appears that my refrigerator has absolutely nothing to provide! It ended up being constantly a great and delicious surprise! Reply

  • Anya

    many assets you make here, Laura! We simply began entering into the groove of things with Snapchat, and after that Stories came out, and now we are type of at a loss:-RRB- And I do discover those apps using up method excessive time. What I like about them is getting the ‘raw,’ unfiltered view into the lives of individuals I appreciate online, and I do believe it may make readers feel more linked too.
    Anyways, these noodles look fantastic! Never ever seen tempeh caught in a more appealing method. Reply

  • Alys

    Holy cow this resembles all my fav active ingredients in one dish! Fantastic! Reply

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High

    man, i am not a fan of how all these foolish social networks apps are ending up. i’m hardly on instagram any longer, it worries me out way excessive. and if i’m being sincere, everything looks the exact same now? it’s tough to discover individuals who are really innovating and motivating. sigh. can all of us return to simply blogging?? Reply

  • Abby @ Heart of a Baker

    I feel these feels so hard today! Once I get done seeing Snapchat, I seem like I need to move onto Stories. then there’s routine Insta, then Facebook. ahhh!! I require to begin quiting on a couple of and simply cooling on the screen time:-RRB- In love with those noodles chica, that broccoli is calling my name! Reply

  • Jessica

    I feel precisely the exact same, it’s excessive! Not into Instagram stories at all. The more time I feel required on one app, the more time I wind up far from it. Investing excessive time checking out others lives and not in my own, and it simply does not feel right. Caring this noodle bowl:-RRB- Reply

  • Jessie Snyder

    I feel you on those Instagram stories, and value you sincere ideas here Laura