Cold Sesame Protein Noodle Bowl with Shrimp

This healthy alternative to takeout can be thrown together in under 30 minutes and makes for a great easy dinner or a delicious lunch! These noodle bowls are packed with veggies and protein, so you can feel great knowing you are giving your body the things it loves!

Cold Protein Sesame Noodle Bowl with Shrimp


  • 1 box protein whole wheat spaghetti or chickpea protein spaghetti
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup finely julienned red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or almonds, plus additional for topping
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, plus additional for topping
  • 1 lb medium-large shrimp
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sesame-Tamari Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Once cooked, drain pasta and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add in shrimp, spreading out in the pan (cooking in separate batches if you don’t have enough space). Allow to cook for 3 minutes on one side until shrimp begins to turn pink. Flip shrimp over to the uncooked side. Add in 2 tbsp tamari and 2 tbsp lime juice. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until pink and no longer translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Whisk together all ingredients for the sesame-tamari dressing – 3 tbsp tamari, maple syrup, and lime juice. Along with 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil and fresh grated ginger, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Whisk together until fully emulsified.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, shrimp, red peppers, carrots, green onions, cilantro, peanuts/almonds, sesame seeds, and sesame-tamari dressing. Mix until everything is incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes.
  5. Garnish with additional green onion, cilantro, peanuts/almonds, and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Published by partnersincooking

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