Shirataki Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

Have you ever tried shirataki noodles? I’ve been excited to try these Asian noodles since I first went on my field trip to learn how they make tofu, and saw these gorgeous, fresh noodles on my tour. There are several different types of traditional Japanese noodles called shirataki. This recipe for Shirataki Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing includes chickpeas, bell pepper, green onions, red cabbage, and a ginger-sesame dressing. Note that I used green chickpeas, but you can easily use regular canned chickpeas.

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Shirataki Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 14 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This light and healthy salad recipe features Japanese shirataki noodles with a delicious sesame, ginger dressing—whip it up in just 15 minutes.




  • 1 8-ounce package, tofu shirataki noodles, spaghetti cut
  • ½ bell pepper, diced (yellow, red, or orange)
  • 1 cup sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup chickpeas (frozen green, or canned, drained)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame seeds (black or beige)

Ginger Sesame Dressing:


  1. Open packages of noodles and place in colander to drain liquid. Bring a medium pot of water to boil and place noodles in the water, cover and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and drain and rinse in the colander, cooling.
  2. Add cooled noodles to a large salad bowl and mix in bell pepper, cabbage, cucumber, green onions, chickpeas, cilantro and sesame seeds.
  3. Whisk together all dressing ingredeints in a small dish.
  4. Toss salad with dressing to distribute well. Chill until serving time.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian, American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 153 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: vegan salad, shirataki noodle salad, vegan noodle salad

For other plant-based salad recipes, check out:

Tuscan Asparagus Fennel Farro Salad
Sicilian Purslane Salad
Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad

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