Meatless Monday: Sesame Ginger Peanut Noodles with Edamame, Kale and Almonds

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Talk about a low calorie version of a high calorie favorite! Maybe it’s just me, but peanut noodles are absolutely wonderful. Peanut butter is savory and sweet at the same time and has such a yummy texture and goes well with anything – bread, fruit, chocolate and now, cucumber noodles! Although cucumbers don’t offer as much nutritionally as zucchinis, they are still great for you and the perfect consistency for replacing noodles. The peanut butter gives a creaminess to the sauce, but if you REALLY want to cut the cals, leave the peanut butter out – you’ll get a watery sauce, but it’s still super delicious! Best part…. no cooking involved!

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Meatless Monday: Sesame Ginger Peanut Noodles with Edamame, Kale and Almonds

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • For the sauce
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • pepper to taste
  • For the rest
  • 1.5 cucumber peeled, Blade C
  • ¼ cup edamame beans cooked
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • ¼ cup or less of shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp of slivered or shaved almonds

Instructions

  • Add the edamame, kale, and carrots into a bowl with the cucumber pasta.
  • Put all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor and blend. Pour the dressing into the cucumber pasta bowl and mix to combine thoroughly
  • Plate onto dishes and top with slivered or shaved almonds.

Notes

After you spiralize your vegetable, make sure to pat it down lightly with paper towels to get rid of extra moisture, since cucumbers are about 95% water.

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2 comments

Steve Hoge says:
If you're concerned about high-calorie peanut sauces (I was) you can get great peanut flavor into sauces and spreads with almost no fat using Bell Plantation's PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, a very defatted peanut powder (leftover from making peanut oil?) that tastes exactly like peanuts. It is an extremely fine, dry powder, and practically inedible on it's own, but I've been making great guilt-free peanut sauces, adding it to curries, combining with yogurt and sweetner to spread on toast, etc etc etc. You can find it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004P4POZ8/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (currently 10/2013 a great deal)
Katy says:
Seven tablespoons of oil for two servings??? Is this correct

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