Here's a fact you can “well, actually” your dining partner with: Traditionally, teriyaki is a cooking method, not a sauce. What?!? Did we just blow your mind? Let us blow your mind further with this sesame noodle and broccoli dish. Pasta is tossed with a dressing that includes sweet teriyaki glaze and spicy Sriracha, then topped with roasted vegetables. Impress with trivia and taste thanks to this calorie-conscious “teriyaki” dinner.
Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Stem, seed, and slice red bell pepper into ¼" strips. Halve strips. Stem shiitake mushrooms and cut caps into ¼" strips. Discard stems. Trim and slice white portion of green onions into ½" pieces. Thinly slice green portion of green onions on an angle.
Roast the Vegetables
Place broccoli, bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and white portions of green onions on prepared baking sheet. Toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper, and spread into a single layer. Roast until vegetables are tender and broccoli just begins to char, 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven and rest 5 minutes. While vegetables roast, cook pasta.
Cook the Pasta
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Drain in a colander and return to pot. While pasta cooks, make sesame dressing.
Make the Dressing
In a mixing bowl, stir together teriyaki glaze (reserve 1 Tbsp. for garnish), sesame oil, Sriracha (to taste), and 2 Tbsp. water.
Toss the Pasta
Add dressing to pot with pasta along with half the green portions of green onions (reserve remaining for garnish). Toss to combine.
Finish the Dish
Place a serving of pasta on a plate and top with roasted vegetables. Garnish with sesame seeds, remaining green portions of green onions, and drizzle with reserved teriyaki glaze.