Raw and Spicy Noodles


A friend and I have decided to do a 90 day, 100%,  raw food cleanse.  

Most days it is a raw, organic cake walk.  

Some days, after I make the family a delicious, homemade meal

or we go to a party,

Not so easy.  

I've assembled this recipe for those moments.  

When I just need something filling, grounding and completely satisfying.

 

For those of you who have never experienced kelp noodles, they are a great alternative to a wheat or rice noodle.  They are raw, a sea vegetable, and fill the belly in a delicious sort of way.  

You can use them in soups, mac and cheese, stir-frys or with a marinara.  Use with raw sauces or cooked toppings, they are a wonderful and mineral rich substitute.  I have been enjoying the "Sea Tangle" brand.  

 

A side note about kelp noodle preparation:

I recommend rinsing them well, and then emptying the bag into a bowl and immersing them in hot water for at least 30 minutes. 

I also prefer, when possible, to put my dressing on them and let them marinate at room temperature for a while before eating, to soften them up further. If not, they can have a funny crunchy texture, which can be ok, too.

 

If you don't have access to kelp noodles, homemade zucchini noodles from a spiralizer or veggie peeler work great for this recipe too!

 

And on to the Raw and Spicy Noodles!

 


Noodles

1 lb Kelp Noodles

1 cup shredded carrot

1 cup chopped scallion

1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper

3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

3 Tbsp chopped Parsley

 

SAUCE

1/3 cup smooth, raw almond butter

1/4 cup soy sauce (Tamari, nama shoyu, coconut aminos, braggs liquid aminos)

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons sesame oil

2 dates, soaked 30 min

2 cloves garlic

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

 

sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

 

After preparing kelp noodles, toss noodle ingredients into a large bowl.  

 

Blend sauce ingredients well.

 

Pour sauce onto noodles and mix well.  

Top with optional sesame seeds.

 

Let sit 1 hour at room temp to further soften noodles.

Enjoy warm or cold.

 

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